Bayeux. The diocese bade farewell to Bishop Pican

The funeral of Bishop Pierre Pican, former bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux (Calvados), took place this Monday, July 30 in the afternoon at the cathedral.


The funeral of Bishop Pierre Pican, former bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux (Calvados), took place this Monday, July 30 in the afternoon at the cathedral.

The funeral of Bishop Pierre Pican, in the Cathedral of Bayeux (Calvados), gathered a lot of faithful this Monday afternoon. Priests and deacons of his former diocese, members of his Salesian congregation, bishops including a Congolese ... Many clergymen gathered in the choir of the cathedral paid him a last homage for nearly two hours.

In his homily, Jean-Claude Boulanger, his successor at the head of the diocese, recalled his investment for the poor of his diocese, like those in Africa where he went on many occasions.

Pierre Pican died on July 23 in Paris due to cancer. The faithful and the clergy then left the family and relatives to burial the coffin of the deceased in the intimacy of the cathedral.

REF: https://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/bayeux-14400/bayeux-le-diocese-fait-ses-adieux-mgr-pican-5903475