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Père Hyacinthe

Père Hyacinthe


In 1870 the controversial Roman Catholic priest, religious figure and author Hyacinthe Loyson (1827-1912), usually known as Père Hyacinthe, broke with the Catholic Church, largely over the Vatican Council of 1870, with its doctrine of papal infallibility. In 1872 he married an American heiress, Emilie Jane Butterfield Meriman. Identified as one of the Old Catholics, Loyson continued to write and preach and ultimately (building on a long French tradition) established the Gallican Church as a separate entity. He died in Paris in 1912.

Photographed by Pierre Petit of 31 place Cadet, Paris.
 

Code: 123232
 
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