March 9, 2013. (Romereports.com)
Cardinal Philippe Xavier Ignace Barbarin, is Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls.
was born in Rabat, Marocco in the year 1950. He studied at the Sorbonne
University. At the age of 23, he joined the Carmelite seminary and at
27, he was ordained to the priesthood.
He lived in Madagascar for four years, where he taught Theology at the seminary.
CARD. PHILIPPE BARBARIN
Archbishop of Lyon (France)
16th of February, 2005
“Unity is a challenge for the Third Millennium. Above all the unity of Christians and inter-religious dialogue. The second issue to take into account is the distribution of resources in the world. We don't want to emphasize the differences in the world, but we need to show that the Gospel is a source of hope in all the world.”
He was named Archbishop by John Paul II in 1998 and made Cardinal in October 2003. He is a man of great discretion. He says he's encouraged by the dialogue with Muslims and the Jewish community