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Bourrier, André Marie Lazare
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(Aug 31, 1852, Marseille – Sep 11, 1932, Marseille). The son of a tailor, in 1875 priest in the archbishopric of Marseille, he resigned his priestly office in 1895 and left the Catholic Church. After studies in Protestant theology in Paris (Baccalaureat in 1897), in 1897 he became a Reformed pastor in Sèvres-Bellevue (near Versailles). As such Bourrier sought in vain to set up in France a Protestantism-influenced national Catholic church, independent of Rome. His mouthpiece was the periodical, Le Chrétien Français (founded in 1897 and edited together with so-c…

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Bischof, Franz Xaver, “Bourrier, André Marie Lazare”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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