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Italian Cardinal Ce dead at 88

Catholic World News - May 13, 2014

Cardinal Marco Ce, the retired Patriarch of Venice, died on May 12 at the age of 88.

Born in Izano, Italy, Marco Ce was ordained to the priesthood in the Crema diocese in 1948. He was ordained an auxiliary bishop of Bologna in 1970. In December 1978, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II to be Patriarch of Venice, filling a see that had been vacant since August of that year, when his predecessor, Cardinal Albino Luciani, was elected as Pope John Paul I. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals one year later, and retired in 2002 at the age of 76.

In a message of condolence addressed to Catholic community of Venice, Pope Francis praised the deceased prelate for his dedication to the faith and especially his “generous service to the Word of God through the preaching of days of spirituality for the clergy and for the young.” After his retirement from active ministry, Cardinal Ce had preached many retreats, including the annual Lenten Retreat for the Roman Curia in 2006.

With the death of Cardinal Ce, there are now 215 living members of the College of Cardinals, of whom 119 are eligible to vote in a papal conclave.

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