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Lecot, Victor Lucien Sulpice
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(Jan 8, 1831, Montecourt-Lizerolles – Dec 19, 1908, Chambéry), French cardinal. In 1886 he was appointed by the French government as bishop of Dijon, and in 1890 he became archbishop of Bordeaux. Lecot became the most important mediator between the Holy See and the French Republic. He founded worker kitchens, took the part of the working class, and promoted the newly growing socio-political activities of French Catholics within the framework of the Raillement policy of Leo XIII, in order to overcome – through practical social engagement – the ideological …

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Kracht, Hermann-Josef Große, “Lecot, Victor Lucien Sulpice”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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