Italian Cardinal Cheli dead at 94
Catholic World News - February 08, 2013
Cardinal Giovanni Cheli, the former president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants, died on February 7 at the age of 94.
The Italian prelate had worked in the Vatican Secretariat of State and at the Holy See’s mission to the UN before being names to head the Pontifical Council for Migrants in 1989. He remained at that post until his retirement in 1998 at the age of 79. He had been the 5th-oldest living member of the College of Cardinals, to which he was elevated by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
Pope Benedict XVI hailed Cardinal Cheli for “the testimony of a life spent in consistent and generous adherence to his vocation as a priest concerned with the needs of the faithful and especially in the Christian formation of young persons." Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside at his funeral on February 9 in St. Peter’s basilica.
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