Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
Archdiocese of Detroit
Applying Life’s Wisdom to Evangelizing the Culture
May 12, 2017
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Mount Clemens and grew up in Immaculate Conception Parish, Anchorville (Ira Township). He attended Immaculate Conception Grade School before going on to Detroit's Sacred Heart Seminary High School and College. Later, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The Archbishop holds a doctorate degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America.
Prior to being named Bishop of Oakland, California, in 2003, Archbishop Vigneron was an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit. His background includes assignments as rector/president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, work in the Administrative Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State, and service as associate pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Harper Woods.
Archbishop Vigneron was installed as the 5th archbishop of Detroit on Jan. 28, 2009, at Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.
In 2009, Archbishop Vigneron was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Catholic University of America. He concluded his second and final term in June 2015. He also received the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI on June 29, 2009. The Archbishop serves on the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism, the Pro-Life Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty. In late 2014, Archbishop Vigneron was elected Chair of the USCCB Committee on Doctrine.
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