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The Archbishop of Monaco

Msgr. Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco, since 2000, born on 4 August 1942 in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes, France), ordained priest on 28 June 1969 for the diocese of Nice, consecrated Bishop on 8 October 2000.

 Picture : The Archbishop of Monaco


  • Vicar, parish of St-Étienne-de-Tinée (1969-1972);
  • In charge of the permanent Diaconate, Vocations Department, Diocese of Nice, (1972-1982);
  • Parish priest, La Trinité, Drap and Cantaron, Dean of “Paillon-Pays de Nice” (1982-1991);
  • Vicar-General, Diocese of Nice (1991-1997 and 1998-2000);
  • Diocesan Administrator sede vacante (1997-1998).

Extra-diocesan duties

  • Member, Council of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe (CCEE);
  • Associate member, Francophone Episcopal Commission for Liturgical Translations (CEFTL);
  • Chaplain-General, Maintenance of Confraternities of Penitents in France and Monaco.


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