Geoffroi Du Loroux

Geoffroi Du Loroux a French prelate, was born at Le Loroux (Loratorium), a town of Touraine, near the close of the 11th century. He distinguished himself by his knowledge of theology, and it is believed that he publicly taught this science at Poitiers. In 1131 St. Bernard wrote to engage him to publicly take the part of Innocent II against Anacletus. In 1136 he was elected bishop of Bordeaux. Allied in friendship with Gilkbert de La Porree, bishop of Poitiers, he attempted to preserve him at the Council of Rheims, in 1148, from ecclesiastical censure. Two years before he had presided, as legate of the holy see, at the Council of Beaugency, where the divorce of Louis the Younger and Eleonore was published. He died at Bordeaux, July 48, 1158. Five letters of his remain addressed to Suger, and collections by Duchesne, Scriptores, 4:500-506, etc. Some manuscript sermons are attributed to him, and a commentary on the first fifty Psalms of David which appears to belong to Geoffroi de Vendome. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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