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Cardinal Clancy dead at 90

August 04, 2014

Cardinal Edward Clancy, who served as Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 until 2001, died at a nursing home on August 3.

The Little Sisters of the Poor cared for him for the last eight years of his life.

Born in 1923, the Australian prelate was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1949 and named a diocesan auxiliary bishop in 1973. He served as Archbishop of Canberra from 1978 until 1983, when he was transferred back to his native diocese.

Pope St. John Paul II created him a cardinal in the consistory of 1988. With Cardinal Clancy’s death, there are now 211 members of the College of Cardinals, 118 of whom are eligible to vote in a papal election.


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