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Charles-Emile FREPPEL

French Charles-Emile FREPPEL

French bishop and politician

Source :  Florence HUSSER

Born: on June 01, 1827 in Obernai, France
Died: on December 23, 1891 in Angers, France


Biography

He was ordained priest in 1849 and for a short time taught history at the seminary of Strasbourg, where he had previously received his clerical training. In 1854, he was appointed professor of theology at the Sorbonne, and became known as a successful preacher. He went to Rome in 1869, at the instance of Pius IX, to assist in the steps preparatory to the promulgation of the dogma of papal infallibility. He was consecrated bishop of Angers in 1870.

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