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Polish Cardinal Nagy dead at 91

June 05, 2013

Cardinal Stanislaw Kazimierz Nagy, a noted Polish theologian, died in Krakow on June 5 at the age of 91.

Ordained to the priesthood in the Dehonian order in 1945, Father Nagy became a seminary rector, professor at the Catholic University of Lublin, and member of the International Theological Commission. He was honored for his contributions to theology by Pope John Paul II by being named a cardinal in 2003, although he was already too old to participate in a papal conclave.

In a message of condolence, sent to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, Pope Francis praised the deceased Polish prelate “who generously served the Gospel and the Church, especially in the academic world, which appreciated this studious and experienced theology teacher.”

With the death of Cardinal Nagy there are now 204 living members of the College of Cardinals, of whom 112 are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to participate in a papal election.


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