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Balland, Jean

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Clergymen

1934 – Born on the 26th of July in Bué in Bourges in France.

1956 – He entered the seminary and later attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he earned a licentiate in philosophy and in theology.

1961 – He was ordained on the 3rd of September.

1962 – His ordaination he was a faculty member of the seminary where he was ordianed.

1967 – He was transferred, teaching Tours.

1982 – Pope John Paul II appointed him as Bishop of Dijon on the 6th of November.

1988 – He was transferred to the Metropolitan see of Reims.

1995 – Catholic archbishop of Lyons on the 27th of May.

1998 – Archbishop Balland was created and proclaimed Cardinal Priest in the consistory on the 21st of February with the titular church of San Pietro in Vincoli.

         – Died on the 1st March in Lyon, less than a month after becoming a cardinal.