Jacques Gaillot

Born Sep 11, 1935

The Most Reverend Dr. Jacques Jean Edmond Georges Monseigneur Gaillot, Titular Bishop of Partenia, is a French Catholic clergyman and social activist. He was from 1982 to 1995 Bishop of Évreux in France. In 1995, he was demoted to being Titular Bishop of Partenia, an extinct diocese, for having expressed too loudly, liberal positions on political and social matters; and heterodox opinions on religious matters.… Read More

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1935 Birth Born on September 11, 1935.


1957 - 1960 2 More Events
1961 25 Years Old He was ordained a priest in 1961.
1962 26 Years Old From 1962 to 1964, he was sent to the Higher Institute for Liturgy in Paris, while teaching at the major seminary in Châlons-en-Champagne.
1965 29 Years Old From 1965, he was a Professor at the regional seminary of Reims. … Read More


1973 37 Years Old In 1973, he was appointed to the parish of St Dizier, his hometown, while becoming co-manager of the institute for the training of the educators of the clergy (IFEC) in Paris.


1977 - 1982 3 More Events
1983 47 Years Old In 1983, he supported a conscientious objector before the court in Évreux. … Read More
1984 48 Years Old In 1984 he angered numerous Catholic authorities by refusing to support the movement in defence of French parochial schools.
1985 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, he supported the First Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and met Yasser Arafat in Tunis, being embraced by the future Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in a private audience. … Read More


1987 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, he went to South Africa to meet a young anti-apartheid militant from Évreux sentenced to 4 years in prison by the South African régime. … Read More
1988 52 Years Old In 1988, during a closed-door session of the assembly in Lourdes, he advocated the ordination of married men to the priesthood. … Read More
In 1989, he participated in a trip to French Polynesia organized by the peace movement, asking for the end to French nuclear testing. … Read More
1991 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, he opposed the Gulf War, publishing a book called Open letter to those who preach war, but let it be waged by others. … Read More
1994 58 Years Old 1 More Event
The last drop that made the cup run over was a conversation Bishop Gaillot had with the prolific dissident Catholic theologian Eugen Drewermann in the show "Transit" on the French channel ARTE on April 12, 1994. … Read More
…  In 1995, by decision of Pope John Paul II, he was demoted to be Titular Bishop of Partenia, an extinct diocese, for having expressed too controversial and heterodox positions on religious, political and social matters. … Read More


2004 68 Years Old Also in 2004 Bishop Gaillot met with Maryam Rajavi, a controversial Iranian political activist. … Read More
2007 71 Years Old In 2007 Gaillot expanded his use of the internet by posting a video interview on the website Google Video, attempting to bring attention to the escalating violence occurring in Darfur. … Read More
2015 79 Years Old In September 2015, Pope Francis welcomed French Bishop Jacques Gaillot to his Vatican residence. … Read More
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