Abbe Pierre Biography

Abbe Pierre Biography

8/5/1912 - 1/22/2007 | 10 Quotes
Also Knows As:  Abbe Pierre
Professions:  Organization founder Activist
Biography:  

L'Abb� Pierre, GOQ was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement. In 1949, he founded the Emmaus movement, which has the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees. Abb� means abbot in French, and is also used as a courtesy title given to Catholic priests in French-speaking countries. He was one of the most popular figures in France, but had his name removed from such polls after some time.

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