Philippe Xavier Christian Ignace Marie Barbarin (born October 17, 1950) is a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, currently serving as Archbishop of Lyon in France. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003.
Early life and ordination
Bishop and Archbishop
On October 1, 1998, he was appointed Bishop of Moulins, and received his episcopal consecration on the following November 22 from the Jesuit Archbishop Philibert Randriambololona of Fianarantsoa (with Bishops André Quélen and Daniel Labille serving as co-consecrators). Barbarin was promoted to Archbishop of Lyon on July 16, 2002.
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He was created Cardinal Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio by Pope John Paul II in the consistory of October 21, 2003. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.
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