VIP priest, Benoist de Siniti

VIP priest, Benoist de Siniti

The photo, carefully framed, sits in his office, situated in a narrow, dark alley, just behind Notre-Dame. Pope Francis and Benoist de Ciniti, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Paris, speak with a smile in front of the Panama Cathedral. The scene took place in late January 2019 on the occasion of World Youth Day.

Two days ago, on a papal plane flying to the Central American delegation, Caroline Pigozi, Senior Correspondent Paris match And the Vaticanist received much praise in Rome, calling on his father and his friend, the Holy Father, about the Benoist de Ciniti, who has defended in a book (Will have to raise voice, Flemarian, 2018) welcoming migrants. She takes a copy of the book in her hands. Forty-eight hours later, on the streets of the city, François turns away from his popmobile to greet the Parisian priest and the 200 youth who accompany him: “I would like to thank my father Sinner. »

Right hand of the archbishop of paris

These words of the Pope went unnoticed, some people felt this burning sensation, and sometimes were not very charitable, the corridors of the Church of France. Bishop Benoist de Ciniti is enjoying this unique moment. “For us, Pope is a bit like grill” He said smiling. Another pride for this well-known 53-year-old priest, whose tall stature, clear eyes and deep voice are known to all of Paris, whom he baptizes, marries and bury with the same quiet humility.

It was he who celebrated the funerals of Bashang, Regen Desourz, Laurent Terzieff, Jacques Chancell and Juliette Gracco in Saint-Germain-des-Priz. This winter, he buried Lise, wife of former minister Jacques Tobon, in Notre-Dame-des-Champs, but the former owner Paris match President of Ephiraj Pierre Berger at the Olivier Royant or the very chic Sainte-Clothild Basilica. Sinti to Benoist never travels for anything.

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The right-hand man of the Archbishop of Paris – of whom he is one of the five deputies – also baptized Jules, son of journalist Daphné Roulier and Antoine de Caunes. And during Nickelas’ five-year tenure in Normandy, Nicolas married Ines, daughter of Jean-Pierre Joyette, former minister of Sarkozy and former secretary general of the Elysée. “He gave a beautiful sermon”, Welcomes the father of the bride, that’s a pleasure “Archery number two came in person” In this small village of Eure.

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