Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Reims

Archdiocese of Reims
Archidioecesis Remensis
Archidiocèse de Reims

The Cathedral of Reims, by Domenico Quaglio
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Reims
Area 6,931 km2 (2,676 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
565,000 (92.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century (As Diocese of Reims)
4th Century (As Archdiocese of Reims)
Cathedral Cathedral of Notre Dame of Reims
Patron saint Saint Remigius
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Thierry Jordan
Auxiliary Bishops Bruno Feillet
Emeritus Bishops Joseph Louis Jean Boishu Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (2003-2012)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Reims (Latin: Archidioecesis Remensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. Erected as a diocese around 250 by St. Sixtus, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese around 750. The archbishop received the title "primate of Gallia Belgica" in 1089.

In 1023, Archbishop Ebles acquired the Countship of Reims, making him a prince-bishop; it became a duchy and a peerage between 1060 and 1170.

The archdiocese comprises the arrondissement of Reims and the département of Ardennes while the province comprises the région of Champagne-Ardenne. The suffragan dioceses within Reims are Amiens, Beauvais-Noyon-Senlis, Châlons, Langres, SoissonsLaonSaint-Quentin, and Troyes. The archepiscopal see is located in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, where the Kings of France were traditionally crowned.

Pope John Paul II appointed Archbishop Thierry Romain Camille Jordan as Archbishop of Reims in 1999. On June 28, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Father Bruno Feillet as an Auxiliary Bishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Reims; Feillet, a native of Caudéran, France (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bordeaux) and a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cambrai, in Cambrai, France, had been serving as a Professor of philosophy and moral theology in Morocco, as Archdiocesan Director of Lifelong Learning, and as Pastor/Dean of the urban agglomeration of Valenciennes, France.[1]


Bishops of Reims

  • St. Sixtus (c. 260)
  • Amantius? (Amanse)
  • St. Sinicius (Sinice) (c. 280)
  • St. Amantius (Amanse) (c. 290)
  • Betause [Imbetausius] (before 300–c. 314)
  • Aprus (Aper) (328–350)
  • St. Maternien (350–359)
  • Domitianus
  • St. Donatian (361–390)
  • St. Vincent (390–394)
  • St. Severus (394–400)
  • St. Nicasius (probably 400–407 but also recorded as ?-451; founded the first cathedral; killed by the Vandals or Huns)
  • Barucius
  • Barnabas
  • Bennage (?–459)
  • St. Remigius (459–533)
  • Romanus
  • Flavius (c. 535)
  • Mappinus (c. 549)
  • Egidius (573–590)
  • Romulph (590–613)
  • Sonnatius (613–c. 627)
  • Leudigisil
  • Angelbert (c. 630)
  • Lando
  • St. Nivard (before 657–673)
  • St. Rieul (673–c. 689)
  • St. Rigobert (c.689–697)
  • Milo (715–744)
  • Abel (744–748)

Archbishops of Reims

To 1000




From 1700

Auxiliary bishops

See also



  2. Cusimano, p. 184, n. 5.
  3. The Court of Champagne as a Literary Center, John F. Benton, Culture, Power and Personality in Medieval France, ed. Thomas N. Bisson, (Bloomsbury, 1991), 6 n9.
  4. 1 2 Gislebertus of Mons, Chronicle of Hainaut, transl. Laura Napran, (The Boydell Press, 2005), 68 n288.
  5. The Crusade of Theobald of Champagne and Richard of Cornwall: 1239-1241, Sidney Painter, A History of the Crusades, Vol. 2, ed. Kenneth M. Setton, Robert Lee Wolff and Harry W. Hazard, (University of Wisconsin Press, 1969), 466.
  6. Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Abel de Saint-Brieuc, O.P." retrieved January 30, 2016

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Coordinates: 49°15′13″N 4°02′03″E / 49.25361°N 4.03417°E / 49.25361; 4.03417

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