DAILY CATHOLIC    TUESDAY     October 12, 1999     vol. 10, no. 194

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CARDINAL LORSCHEIDER RESIGNS BECAUSE OF AGE

        SAO PAULO, OCT 11 (ZENIT).- Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider, former president of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil during the years of the military regime, has reached the age of compulsory retirement established by the Church -- 75 years.

        In keeping with Canon Law, Lorscheider presented his resignation to John Paul II. The Pope could decide on his immediate retirement or request that he remain for a time in the important diocese of Aparecida, the heart of Brazilian Marian spirituality, some 170 kilometers northeast of Sao Paulo.

        As head of the Episcopal Conference between 1970 and 1979, Lorscheider often met with the military authorities to express his concern over violations of human rights and to request a return to civilian government. The Armed Forces governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. ZE99101012


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October 12, 1999       volume 10, no. 194
NEWS & VIEWS

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