Father Girard statue


Born in the Bourg district of Fribourg in 1765, Father Gregory Girard joined the Franciscans at the age of 16.
First Catholic preacher of Berne since the Reformation, from 1799 to 1804, he demonstrated throughout the years his career of great modernism and an acute sense of interfaith dialogue.
Also ahead of his time in his social thought, he was mostly known for his teaching work he developed in Fribourg in his school for boys.

Ormeaux square

Place des Ormeaux
1700 Fribourg

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