14 May 2010

FDC from France: Abbé Pierre

L'Abbé Pierre, GOQ (born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès; 5 August 1912–22 January 2007) was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement (MRP). He founded in 1949 the Emmaus movement, which has the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees. Abbé 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.

He was born in Lyon, and Eric sent this FDC just right in this city. On the cover he affixed a definitive and a ATM-label besides the Abbé Pierre piece.

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