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Pope Francis Appoints Coadjutor to French Diocese Where Ordinations Were Halted

Credit: Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) and G.Garitan, CC BY-SA 4.0
Bishop François Touvet of Châlons (right) will serve alongside the current bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, 71-year-old Dominique Rey, and will automatically succeed him upon his resignation at age 75, Pope Francis announced Nov. 21, 2023.

The diocese will welcome its new coadjutor bishop at a Mass at Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds Cathedral in Toulon on Dec. 10.