Cardinal Agré dead at 88
Catholic World News - June 10, 2014
Cardinal Bernard Agré, the Ivory Coast’s leading prelate from 1995 to 2006, has died in a Paris hospital at the age of 88.
Born in 1926, Cardinal Agré was ordained to the priesthood in 1953 and was ordained bishop of Man in 1968. He was appointed bishop of Yamoussoukro, the location of one of Africa’s leading Marian shrines, in 1992, and became archbishop of Abidjan, the nation’s capital, in 1995. St. John Paul II created him a cardinal in the consistory of 2001.
With the death of Cardinal Agré, there are now 213 members of the College of Cardinals, 118 of whom are eligible to take part in a papal election.
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