Alain Paul Charles Lebeaupin
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Alain Paul Charles Lebeaupin
Alain Paul Lebeaupin
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Alain Paul Lebeaupin (born 2 March 1945) is a French prelate of the Catholic Church who joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1979 and was the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union from 2012 to 2020.

Biography

Lebeaupin was born in Paris on 2 March 1945 and was ordained a priest on 28 June 1975 for the Diocese of Nice after studying at the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Law and Masters in Canon Law and Theology.[1]

To prepare for a diplomatic career he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1977.[2] He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1979. His first appointments were to the Holy See Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York, the United States (1979 - 1982), the Dominican Republic (1982-1985), and Mozambique (1985 - 1989). Lebeaupin then worked in Rome in the offices of the Secretariat of State and served at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE - OSCE) from 1989 to 1998. On 27 March 1996, Archbishop Lebeaupin was named Chargé d'affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature to the European Union as well.[1]

On 7 December 1998, he was named Titular Archbishop of Vico Equense and appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador.[3] He was consecrated a bishop by Pope John Paul II on 6 January 1999.[4]

On 14 January 2005, Lebeaupin was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).[5]

On 23 June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union.[6]

Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 16 November 2020.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Belgique: Mgr Alain Paul Lebeaupin nommé Nonce Apostolique près la Communauté européenne". Portail Catholique Suisse (in French). 23 June 2012. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 1950 - 1999" (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XCI. 1999. p. 127. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Homily of John Paul II". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 6 January 1999. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 14.01.2005" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 14 January 2005. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 23.06.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 16.11.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Francesco Canalini
Apostolic Nuncio to Ecuador
7 December 1998 - 14 January 2005
Succeeded by
Giacomo Guido Ottonello
Preceded by
Giovanni Tonucci
Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya
14 January 2005 - 23 June 2012
Succeeded by
Charles Daniel Balvo
Preceded by
Giovanni Tonucci
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNEP and UN-HABITAT
14 January 2005 - 23 June 2012
Succeeded by
Charles Daniel Balvo
Preceded by
André Dupuy
Nuncio to the European Community
2012-2020
Vacant

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