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Cardinal Noe, former papal master of ceremonies, dead at 89

Catholic World News - July 25, 2011

Cardinal Virgilio Noe, a longtime master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, died in Rome on July 24 at the age of 89.

Cardinal Noe had begun serving as master of ceremonies for Pope Paul VI, and continued in that office under Blessed John Paul II. In 1982 he was appointed secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, with the rank of archbishop. In 1991 he was named archpriest of St. Peter’s basilica, and elevated to the College of Cardinals. He retired in 2002 at the age of 80.

In a message for the Italian prelate's death, Pope Benedict XVI said that he "was for many years a diligent collaborator of the Holy See, particularly in the Office of Liturgical Celebrations and as archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Peter's."

With Cardinal Noe's death, there are now 195 living members of the College of Cardinals, of whom 114 are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave.

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