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|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
|See||Erocleopoli Maggiore (titular see)|
He joined the Dominican order in Paris in 1926 and was ordained on July 6, 1932. He was a faculty member of the Pontifical Athenaeum Angelicum in Rome from 1935 until 1939. During the war he served as an officer in the French Army. After the war he returned to Rome to teach until 1950.
Archbishop and Cardinal
Pope John XXIII appointed him titular Archbishop of Erocleopoli Maggiore on August 28, 1962 and was consecrated on September 21 of that year at the hands of Pope John. He attended the Second Vatican Council. He was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Religious on 14 December 1959.
He would remain secretary of the congregation until 28 June 1967, when he was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal Deacon of S. Pio V a Villa in 5 March 1973. Pope Paul VI appointed him Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches the next day. He opted for the order of cardinal priests and his deaconry was elevated pro hac vice to title on 2 February 1983 after being ten years as a cardinal deacon.
|Secretary of the Congregation for he Doctrine of the Faith|
29 June 1967-6 March 1973
| Succeeded by|
Jean Jérôme Hamer
Maximilien de Furstenberg
|Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches|
1973-27 June 1980
| Succeeded by|