Mgr Robert Le Gall, retired, published, on Sunday January 9, his last mass at the Saint-Etienne cathedral in Toulouse.
On December 9, 2021, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Guy de Kerimel as the new Archbishop of Toulouse. At nearly 76 years old, Mgr Robert Le Gall will leave his office. He will have served the diocese of Toulouse for fifteen years.
On January 30, Monsignor de Kerimel will be installed and a new page will open for Monsignor Le Gall. Sunday January 9, at 4 p.m. in Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Toulouse, a thanksgiving mass will be generated for the 20 years of episcopate of Monsignor Robert Le Gall, including 15 for the diocese of Toulouse.
“All Catholics,” says the Diocese of Toulouse, “are invited to participate in large numbers in this last diocesan celebration. Personalities will join the Catholics ”.
As a reminder, Bishop Le Gall was born on February 26, 1946 in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët (Manche) in a Breton Catholic family. He became a Benedictine monk when he entered the Abbey of Sainte-Anne de Kergonan (Brittany) at the age of 17, where he was ordained a priest on August 24, 1974. He studied philosophy and theology and obtained a license in dogmatic theology at the University of Friborg. He completed his training with Bible studies in Israel.
In Toulouse, the former archbishop did not hide “being a follower of the TOEC Dolphins club or even to appreciate the productions of the Halle aux grains or the Théâtre du Capitole, he is close to our young rappers Toulouse Bigflo and Oli ”, indicates the diocese.