Bishop Albert-Marie de Monléon, OP Retires

Bishop Albert-Marie de Monléon

The Holy Father Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Albert-Marie Joseph Cyrille de Monléon, OP from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Meaux (France) in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

Bishop de Monléon was born in Paris on January 20, 1937. He entered the Dominican Order in the Province of France in 1957 and after his basic formation, he was ordained a priest in 1964. In 1988, he was appointed the Bishop of Pamiers, France and was ordained for the same diocese on October 1, 1988. He was there for 11years until 1999 when he was appointed the Bishop of Meaux. He was the Bishop of Meaux until his retirement.

As a priest, he was the theological and spiritual director of the priests and seminarians of the then newly established Emmanuel Community (1974-1988). As a bishop, he was a member of the Doctrinal Commission of the Roman Congregation for the Divine Worship. In the French Bishops’ Conference, he chaired the Liturgical and Sacramental Commission and was also a member of their Doctrinal Commission.

From the curia, we wish him God’s favour in his retirement.