DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     April 12, 1999     vol. 10, no. 71

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CHILEAN CARDINAL SILVA HENRIQUEZ DIES AT 91

          SANTIAGO, 10 (NE) Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago, Chile, died yesterday after suffering for approximately a year the effects of a severe arteriosclerosis. At 13:45, local time, the 91-year-old Cardinal died in the Salesian Rest House, having remained in comma since last Tuesday.

          The Cardinal was born on the 27th of September 1907 in Talca, Chile. In 1930 he entered the Salesian Congregation in Macul. He was ordained priest the 4th of July 1938 and in 1959 he was named bishop of Valparaiso. In 1961 he became Archbishop of Santiago and in the next year Pope John XXIII created him Cardinal. He attended the II Vatican Council. He was also the president of the Chilean Bishop's Conference, and was Archbishop of Santiago until 1983.

          After receiving the news of his death, Archbishop Francisco Javier Errazuriz, current Archbishop of Santiago, highlighted the collaboration of the Cardinal supporting national union and reconciliation and the "enormous importance he gave to forgiveness." Chilean president Eduardo Frei announced the decree of official mourning in the whole country for five days.


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April 12, 1999       volume 10, no. 71
NEWS & VIEWS

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