Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pray for Cardinal Lustiger

Paris, Aug. 6, 2007 ( - Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, a convert from Judaism and retired Archbishop of Paris, died on Sunday, August 5, at the age of 80.

The son of Polish immigrants, whose mother died at Auschwitz, had become the most influential Catholic figure in France for the past generation, and a confidant of the late Pope John Paul II (bio - news).

Cardinal Lustiger died in a Paris hospice. Although the cause of death was not disclosed, the cardinal had revealed earlier this year that he was gravely ill, and in May he made an emotional appearance before the Academie Francaise to bid farewell to his fellow members.

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