Sibour, Marie Domiinique Auguste

Sibour, Marie Domiinique Auguste, a French prelate, was born at St.-Paul-Trois-Chateaux (Drome), April 4, 1792, and was educated in philosophy and theology chiefly at the seminary of Viviers. He afterwards taught the humanities in the seminary of St. Nicolas du Chardonnet at Paris. After spending a year at Rome, he was ordained priest, June 13, 1818. and on his return to Paris was attached to the parish of St. Sulpice, and next to the mission chapel. Nov. 9, 1822, he was made canon of the Cathedral of Nismes, but continued his duties as teacher till interrupted by the revolution of July, 1831, when he occupied himself with literary labors. In September, 1839, he was appointed bishop of Digne, and in October, 1848, he became archbishop of Paris, in which capacity he was noted for benevolent, patriotic, religious, and ecclesiastical labors, which made him conspicuous in both Church and State. He was assassinated Jan. 3, 1857, by a priest whom he had offended by a religious penalty. He was the author of several ecclesiastical works of local interest, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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