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Born: August 5, 1912

Died: January 22, 2007 (aged 94)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman

Bio: L'Abbé Pierre, GOQ was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement. In 1949, he founded 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.

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