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Early life and education
He entered the Seminary in Lyon and was ordained to the priesthood 28 October 1944. He carried out pastoral work in Annecy for a year in 1946. He taught as a faculty member where he had been taught in 1948. In the diocese of Annecy he was transferred to be a faculty member of its major seminary from 1949 until 1952, becoming its rector in 1952.
He was appointed as Bishop of Gap by Pope Paul VI in 1967. He was appointed to the metropolitan see of Albi on 15 June 1974. He was transferred to the archdiocese of Marseille by Pope John Paul II on 13 April 1985.
Archbishop Coffy was created Cardinal-Priest of San Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort in the consistory of June 28, 1991. He resigned the government of the archdiocese in 1995, dying shortly afterward.
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13 April 1985–22 April 1995
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