The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Vincent Jordy of Saint-Claude as metropolitan archbishop of Tours, France.
Archbishop-elect Vincent Jordy was born on January 20, 1961, in Perpignan, in the diocese of the same name. After obtaining a licentiate at the state university of Strasbourg, in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, he entered the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome. He attended courses in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, concluding with a bachelor’s degree in theology.
He was ordained a priest on June 28, 1992, for the archdiocese of Strasbourg.
He has held the following roles in the archdiocese of Strasbourg: chaplain of the episcopal College of Zillisheim and parish vicar of Altkirch (1992-1996); spiritual director of the major seminary (1997-2000); rector of the seminary (2000-2008) and, at the same time, since 2007, head of the communication services of the archdiocese.
He was elected titular bishop of Idassa and appointed as auxiliary of Strasbourg on 19 September 2008, and was consecrated the following 11 November. On July 22, 2011, he was transferred to the episcopal see of Saint-Claude.
Within the French Episcopal Conference, he is president of the Episcopal Commission for Catechesis and the Catechumenate.