- Category : 1929-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (48)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
French-Algerian ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Cardinal in Algiers, regarded as one of the authoritative representatives of ecumenism between Christianity and Islam. He remained firm in this position despite 19 murders of non-Muslim religious people which occurred between 1994 and 1996. During this period Pierre Claverie, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oran, was killed and the assassination of the monks of Tibhirine took place.
He was ordained on 24 March 1955. He was elevated to Bishop of Oran (Algeria) on 2 February 1973. On 20 December 1980 he was elevated again, this time to Coadjutor Archbishop of Oran. He was Archbishop Emeritus of Algiers from 1988 to 1992. He retired on 24 May 2008. He died on 1 December 2020 at age 91 in Lyon, France.