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Resignations and Appointments, 06.04.2023

Resignation and appointment of bishop of Nancy, France

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Nancy, France, presented by Bishop Jean-Louis Papin.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Pierre-Yves Michel of Valence as bishop of Nancy.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Pierre-Yves Michel was born on 17 February 1960 in Roanne, in the archdiocese of Lyon. After attending the seminary of Paray-le-Monial and of Lyon, he studied at the Institut Supérieur de Pastoral Catéchetique, and was awarded the relative diploma at the Faculty of Theology of the Institut Catholique de Paris.

He was ordained a priest on 30 June 1991, for the archdiocese of Lyon.

He has held the following offices: parish vicar of Saint-Joseph des Brotteaux in Lyon and chaplain of the Vendôme-Bellecombe College (1991-1992); chaplain of the Lavoisier High School (1993-1995); member of the presbytery of Sainte-Foy and head of the Youth Sector (1995); episcopal delegate for Catechesis and Youth Ministry (1999-2003); episcopal vicar for Catechesis and the Catechumenate and secretary of the Episcopal Council (1999-2003); parish priest of Saint-Priest and member of the College of Consultors and the Presbyteral Council (2005-2007), vicar general and moderator of the diocesan Curia (2007-2014).

On 4 April 2014, he was appointed bishop of Valence, France, and received episcopal ordination on the following 29 May.

Within the Bishops’ Conference of France, he chairs the Council for Consecrated Life.