French cardinal of the Roman Catholic church who was appointed as the archbishop of Bordeaux et Bazes in 2001.
He obtained a degree in theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
He has been a major figure in the Church's efforts to bring peace to the Darfur region of Sudan.
He was raised by his parents Georges and Jeanine in Marseille.
He was made a Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Agostino in the consistory by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.