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Italian Cardinal Felici dead at 87 June 18, 2007

Cardinal Angelo Felici, the former president of the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei, died on June 17 at the age of 87.

A native of Segni, Italy, Cardinal Felici had been living in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI will preside at his funeral, to be held in St. Peter's basilica on Tuesday, June 19.

A veteran Vatican diplomat, Cardinal Felici had been apostolic nuncio in the Netherlands, Portugal, and then France before his assignment in 1988 to head the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In 1995 he was given his new assignment as head of the Ecclesia Dei commission, continuing in that role until his retirement in 2000. The Italian prelate was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

With the death of Cardinal Felici there are now 183 living members of the College of Cardinals, of whom 105 are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to vote in a papal conclave.

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