Abbé Pierre

Chaplain, Organization founder

1912 – 2007

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Who was Abbé Pierre?

Abbé Pierre, GOQ was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement.

In 1949, he founded the Emmaus movement, with the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees. Abbé means abbot in French, and is also used as a courtesy title given to Catholic priests in French-speaking countries. He was one of the most popular figures in France, but had his name removed from such polls after some time.

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Born
Aug 5, 1912
Lyon
Also known as
  • Abbe Pierre
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Lyon
Died
2007
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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