I read from many sources that today, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the new bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes: His Excellency Monsignor Nicolas Brouwet, the youngest bishop in France, now Auxiliary Bishop of Nanterre.
Born in 1962, he has participated, both as a priest and bishop, in several of the Chartres pilgrimages. He has often celebrated the Extraordinary Form. Messa In Latino comments that "his appointment to Lourdes, a diocese which is international and highly visible, represents a significant turn for the Church of France, which significantly strengthens the bishops who want to operate in the way impressed by Pope Benedict XVI since the beginning of his pontificate."
Ad multos annos!
Below, His Excellency offers Mass for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter at the Shrine of Saint John Vianney in Ars, France: