Meeting with Cardinal Barbarin in Lyons

0213-barbarin-2From Rome the General Administration of the Society of Mary advises:

'On Jan 23 a meeting took place in Lyons between the archbishop of Lyons, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, and some of his staff members and a delegation of the Society of Mary: Fr Larry Duffy, Fr Hubert Bonnet-Eymard, provincial of Europe, and Fr Bernard Thomasset, vice postulator for the cause of Jean-Claude Colin.

The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere of mutual respect. The diocese of Lyons is happy to collaborate with the Society for the request to the Vatican for the reopening of the cause of Beatification of Fr Colin.'

The Vatican requires that causes for beatification for 'servants of God' be introduced from the diocese where that person died. Fr Colin's cause was first introduced in 1893 but followed a 'chequered path' described in 'About the cause'.


Views of the city of Lyons, France, and the cathedral of St Jean from the shrine of Our Lady of Fourvière, site of the pledge in 1816 to form the Society of Mary.

Posted:  Feb 01, 2013
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