- Category : 1909-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 1
Belgian religious writer, also known as père Paul (Father Paul), he wrote the first modern Catholic translation of the Bible, the so-called Maredsous Bible (La Bible de Maredsous), published in 1950.
A Benedictine, he was vice-president of the Belgian Catholic National Commission for Relations with the Jewish World. He contributed to the rapprochement between Christians and Jews before 1940-1945 and even more in the extension of Vatican II.
A World War II resistant, he escaped as a prisoner of war in 1940, then was arrested and released in March 1941, and recaptured by the Nazis who sentenced him to four years in prison. Deported to Dachau, he was released there on 29 April 1945.
He died on 27 February 1999 in Denée at age 89.