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He was ordained on 26 March 1939 in Paris. He served as a member of the parochial clergy until 1942, when he went to work in the Vatican Secretariat of State. In 1959 Pope John XXIII appointed him Bishop of Angers. He remained in Angers until 12 June 1961, when he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Paris with the titular see of Constantia in Thracia. He succeeded as Archbishop of Paris on 1 December 1966. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of San Luigi dei Francesi by Pope Paul VI on 26 June 1967. He died suddenly of leukemia on 14 February 1968 at the age of 55, having been a cardinal for only 6 months.
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1 December 1966–14 February 1968
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