Loyson

Loyson

Loyson, Charles, 1827-1912, French preacher, called Père Hyacinthe. He was successively a Sulpician, a Dominican, and a Carmelite. In 1869, when he was perhaps the best-known preacher in France, he opposed the calling of the Vatican Council. He opposed enunciation of the doctrine of the infallibility of the pope, and in 1871 he left the Church. In 1878 he founded a Gallican church at Paris; this joined later (1893) with the Jansenists of Utrecht.
Hyacinthe Loyson (known as "Pere Hyacinthe") (born 10 March 1827 in Orleans; died 1912 in Paris), was a controversial Roman Catholic priest, religious figure and author.

In 1869/70 he broke with the Catholic Church - largely over the Vatican Council of 1870, with its doctrine of papal infallibility - and in 1872 married an American heiress, Emilie Jane Butterfield Meriman. Identified as one of the Old Catholics, Loyson continued to write and preach and ultimately (building on a long French tradition) established as a separate church the Gallican Church.

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