18 Aug 2008

Former Archbishop of Papeete dies

8:04 am on 18 August 2008

The former archbishop of the archdiocese of Papeete, Michel Coppenrath, has died in French Polynesia.

He was 84.

Monsignor Coppenrath became Archbishop in 1973 and served until 1999.

He was succeeded by his brother Hubert Coppenrath.