Roman Catholic Diocese of Grenoble-Vienne

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grenoble-Vienne (Lat: Diocesis Gratianopolitanus—Viennensis Allobrogum) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in south-eastern France. The diocese, erected in the 4th century as the Diocese of Grenoble, comprises the department of Isère and the former canton of Villeurbanne (Rhône, in the Region of Rhône-Alpes. In 2006, the name was changed from the diocese of Grenoble to the diocese of Grenoble-Vienne. The current bishop is Guy André Marie de Kérimel, appointed on June 10, 2006.

Before the French Revolution it was a suffragan diocese of the archbishopric of Vienne and included the deanery or see at Savoy, which in 1779, was made a bishopric in its own right, with the see at Chambéry.

By the Concordat of 1801, the bishop of Grenoble was made a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lyon. Thirteen archipresbyterates of the former archbishopric of Vienne were affiliated to the bishopric of Grenoble, and there were annexes to it some parishes in the Diocese of Belley-Ars, Diocese of Gap, Archdiocese of Lyon, and Diocese of Valence.

Read more about Roman Catholic Diocese Of Grenoble-Vienne:  Bishops, History, Source

Other related articles:

Roman Catholic Diocese Of Grenoble-Vienne - Source
... This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain Herbermann, Charles, ed ... (1913) ...

Famous quotes containing the words catholic and/or roman:

    Go, you are dismissed.
    [Ite missa est.]
    Missal, The. The Ordinary of the Mass.

    Missal is book of prayers and rites used to celebrate the Roman Catholic mass during the year.

    There is one great fact, characteristic of this our nineteenth century, a fact which no party dares deny. On the one hand, there have started into life industrial and scientific forces which no epoch of former human history had ever suspected. On the other hand, there exist symptoms of decay, far surpassing the horrors recorded of the latter times of the Roman empire. In our days everything seems pregnant with its contrary.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)