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He taught at Marcq College, Baraeul from 1933-1936, and then taught at the seminary of Haubourdin until 1938. He continued his teaching through the Second World War at the Catholic University of Lille until 1943, and also did pastoral work in the diocese of Lille until 1947.
On 19 August 1953 Pope Pius XII appointed Renard Bishop of Versailles, and on 28 May 1967 he was appointed to the metropolitan see of Lyon by Pope Paul VI. He was created Cardinal Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio on June 26, 1967 by Pope Paul.
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28 May 1967–29 October 1981
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