We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $23,363 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Indian Cardinal Pimenta dead at 93

Catholic World News - July 22, 2013

Cardinal Simon Ignatius Pimenta, who served as Archbishop of Mumbai (Bombay) from 1978 to 1996, died on July 19 in a residence for elderly priests. He was 93.

Born in 1920 in a suburb of Mumbai, Cardinal Pimenta attended Catholic schools, was ordained a diocesan priest in 1949, and received a doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Urbaniana University in 1954. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay in 1971 and coadjutor archbishop in 1977, he acceded to the see the following year.

He served three terms as the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. Blessed John Paul II created him a cardinal in 1988, and two years later he served as one of the three presidents-delegate at the Synod of Bishops on priestly formation.

“He was a nice, holy person who will be remembered for his giving, generous ways,” recalled Bombay Auxiliary Bishop Savio Fernandes.

With the death of Cardinal Pimenta, there are now 203 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,363 to go):
$25,400.00 $2,037.00
92% 8%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

To-do list for faithful Catholics 6 hours ago
Not Fully Human: Anthony Esolen’s compelling verdict on contemporary personal formation 6 hours ago
A silent scandal: Catholic schools promoting morally unacceptable vaccines April 24
A More Militant Church? April 24
How we'll know if the Vatican and the US hierarchy are serious about deposing negligent bishops April 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21