Taiwan's Cardinal Shan dead at 88
Catholic World News - August 22, 2012
Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, the retired head of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung diocese, died on August 22 at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer.
Born in mainland China, Paul Shan entered the Jesuit order there, but following the Communist takeover he was ordained to the priesthood in the Philippines in 1955 and served there for several years before taking a new post at a Jesuit novitiate in Taiwan. In 1979 he was named Bishop of Hwalien, and in 1991 became Bishop of Kaohsiung, the 2nd-largest city on Taiwan. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
Cardinal Shan retired in 2006 at the age of 2006. Shortly thereafter he revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
With the death of Cardinal Shan there are now 207 living members of the College of Cardinals, or whom 119 are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to participate in a papal conclave.
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