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Father André Cabes been announced as the new Rector of the Sanctuary of Lourdes

André Cabes en 2007 à LourdesFather André Cabes been announced as the new Rector of the Sanctuary of Lourdes with effect from October 2015. He is currently serving as Rector of Trinità dei Monti in Rome.

His nomination by Mgr Nicolas Brouwet, the Bishop of the Diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes has just been made public. Fr André Cabes will succeed Fr Horacio Brito who has been Rector of the Sanctuary since 2008. André Cabes was born on 14 December 1950 in Tarbest. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Lourdes on 27 June 1977. He then joined the community of chaplains of Lourdes until 1995. He worked as director of Youth Services until 1989. He founded the School of the Gospel of Lourdes of which he was the leader from 1991 to 1996. In 1995, he founded the Community of Our Lady of the Dawn. Since 2012 he has been Rector of Trinità dei Monti near Piazza Spagna in Rome.