Géry Leuliet

Géry-Jacques-Charles Leuliet (12 January 1910 – 1 January 2015) was a French prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and at the time of his death, was the oldest bishop of the Catholic Church, at 104 years of age.

His Excellency, The Most Reverend

Géry-Jacques-Charles Leuliet
Bishop Emeritus of Amiens
Appointed14 February 1963
Term ended15 January 1985
PredecessorRené-Louis-Marie Stourm
SuccessorFrançois Jacques Bussini
Ordination8 July 1933
Consecration9 May 1963
by Gérard-Maurice Eugène Huyghe
Personal details
Born(1910-01-12)12 January 1910
Richebourg-l'Avoué, France
Died1 January 2015(2015-01-01) (aged 104)
Arras, France
DenominationRoman Catholic
Coat of armsGéry-Jacques-Charles Leuliet's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Géry Leuliet
Priestly ordination
Ordained byGérard-Maurice Eugène Huyghe
Date8 July 1933
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorRené-Louis-Marie Stourm
Co-consecratorsVictor-Jean Perrin
Date9 May 1963
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Géry Leuliet as principal consecrator
Jean Cuminal8 March 1975
Joseph Wicquart11 October 1966
Paul-Marie Guillaume9 December 1984

Leuliet was born in France and was ordained to the priesthood on July 8, 1933, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arras. He was appointed Bishop of Amiens on February 14, 1963 and received his episcopal consecration on May 9, 1963. Leuliet retired as the bishop's dean in France on January 15, 1985 and turned 100 on January 12, 2010. Upon the death of Nguyen Van Thien on May 13, 2012, he became the oldest living Roman Catholic bishop.[1] He died 11 days before his 105th birthday on 1 January 2015.[2]


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