Gabriel Piroird, Institute of Prado
|Bishop of the Diocese of Constantine|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|See||Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine|
|Appointed||25 March 1983|
|In office||1983 – 2008|
|Ordination||June 27, 1964|
|Consecration||June 3, 1983|
by Jean Scotto
|Birth name||Gabriel Jules Joseph Piroird|
|Born||October 5, 1932|
|Died||April 3, 2019 86) (aged|
Gabriel Jules Joseph Piroird, Institute of Prado (5 October 1932 – 3 April 2019) was a French Roman Catholic prelate who served as the fourteenth Diocesan Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine from 25 March 1983 until his retirement on 21 November 2008.
A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy who is an ordinary or who ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from the Latin prælatus, the past participle of præferre, which means "carry before", "be set above or over" or "prefer"; hence, a prelate is one set over others.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.
Bishop Piroird was born in the Southern France and as a young person joined a secular institute of the Institute of the Priests of Prado, founded by Blessed Antoine Chevrier, where he was ordained a priest on June 27, 1964,after completed his philosophical and theological education.
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A secular institute is an institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful living in the world strive for the perfection of charity and work for the sanctification of the world especially from within.
Blessed Antoine Chevrier was a French Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis. He was the founder of the Sisters of Prado and the Institute of the Priests of Prado. His entire life and pastoral mission was devoted to the service of the poor and the education of poor children and those on the peripheries.
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Fr. Piroird worked as a missionary in the Algeria from 1968, after meeting with an Algerian emigrants in his native Lyons. Upon his arrival, he served both pastor of Bejaia, in Kabylie, and engineer in the direction of hydraulics of the wilayah (prefecture).
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On March 25, 1983, after retirement of his predecessor, he was appointed as a bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine. He was consecrated to the Episcopate on June 3, 1983.The principal consecrator was Bishop Jean Scotto with another prelates of the Roman Catholic Church.
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred". Persons, places, or things can be consecrated, and the term is used in various ways by different groups. The origin of the word comes from the Latin word consecrat, which means dedicated, devoted, and sacred. A synonym for to consecrate is to sanctify; a distinct antonym is to desecrate.
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In this office Bishop Peroird served until his retirement on November 21, 2008,and returning to France, where he died on April 3, 2019.
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|Catholic Church titles|
| Diocesan Bishop of Constantine |