Apchon, Claude Marc Antoine D

Apchon, Claude Marc Antoine D'

a French prelate, was born at Montbrison about 1723. In his youth he followed the profession of arms, which he gave up in order to embrace an ecclesiastical calling. Appointed bishop of Dijon, then archbishop of Auch, he devoted his life entirely to acts of beneficence and the practice of all other virtues. Several noble acts of self-sacrifice are related of him. He died at Paris in 1783. He wrote, Instructions Pastorales. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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