The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Monaco, Principality of Monaco, presented by Archbishop Bernard Barsi.

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Dominique-Marie David, currently part of the team of formators at the Saint-Jean Interdiocesan Seminary of Nantes, as archbishop of Monaco.

Reverend Dominique-Marie David

The Reverend Dominique-Marie David was born on September 21, 1963, in Beaupréau, in the diocese of Angers, France. After high school he attended the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, where he was awarded a licentiate in English philology, and worked as an English teacher. Admitted to the Communauté de l’Emmanuel, he was sent as a seminarian to the Saint-Paul Interdiocesan Seminary in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1991 for the diocese of Nantes.

He has held the following ministries and offices: vicar of the parish of Sautron in the diocese of Nantes (1991-1995); head of the liturgical service of the Communauté de l’Emmanuel (1995-2001); head of the Maison Saint-Martin in Paris, for the formation of seminarians of the Communauté de l’Emmanuel (1997-2002); parish priest of the Sainte-Madeleine parish in Nantes (2002-2009); head of ordained ministers and seminarians of the Communauté de l’Emmanuel (2009-2016); rector of the Church of Trinità dei Monti in Rome (2016-2019), and since 2019, member of the team of formators of the Saint-Jean Interdiocesan Seminary of Nantes.

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