The New Archivist and Librarian of the Church

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Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues
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Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues O.P. as Archivist and Librarian of Holy Roman Church.

Archbishop Bruguès, is the former Bishop of Angers. He is Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, which oversees Seminary formation, as well as being Vice President of the Pontifical Work for Ecclesiastical Vocations and a member of The Commission for the Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood.

Born in 1943 at Bagneres de Bigorre, France-Alive. He made profession in the Dominican Order in 1969 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1975. He was appointed and ordained Bishop of Angers, France in 2000. In 2007, he was appointed Archbishop and also made the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Institutes of Study). Since 2009, he has been a consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. In addition to all these, he is now the Archivist of the Sacred Secret Archives of the Church and the invaluable deposits of the Vatican Library.