Father Edmond Barbotin passed away on Friday September 19th. Almost 94 years old, he was paralyzed since 2004 and lived in a nursing home in Strasbourg. His funeral will take place on Wednesday 24th in Saint-Maurice church at 10:30 a.m. and his burial will take place at the cemetery of Lorette in Saint-Servan (35) on Friday 26th at 16:30 p.m.
He was national religious adviser of the French association from 1986 to 2000. Endlessly, he accompanied a lot of roads, training camps, the pilgrimages of Paray and Vézelay, the WYD of Czestochowa in 1991, innumerable national and international activities… How many chiefs, chieftains, rovers, rangers, priests, religious men and women… were marked by him ? Impossible to say. He also wrote for our movement numerous articles and books about the pedagogy of faith.
We shall keep in our hearts the image of a holy priest, discreet, available, balanced, with remarkable intelligence and very fine sense of humor.
Now we entrust him to the Divine Mercy that he so often preached and poured out in the sacrament of penance.