Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Longest-serving cardinal dies

Cardinal Eugênio de Araújo Sales elevated to college by Pope Paul VI in 1969
Cardinal de Araújo Sales was Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro for 30 years.

Vatican Radio reports that the longest-serving cardinal in the Church has died.
Cardinal Eugênio de Araújo Sales, archbishop emeritus of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, died July 10. He was 91 years old, and was named a cardinal by Pope Paul VI April 28, 1969. He was Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro for 30 years, and retired in 2001. With his death, Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns and Cardinal William Wakefield Baum are the only living cardinals created by Pope Paul VI.

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