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Madagascar's Cardinal Razafindratandra dead at 84

January 11, 2010

Cardinal Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra, the former Archbishop Antananarivo in Madagascar, died on January 9 at the age of 84. A native of Madagascar, he had been ordained as a priest in 1954 and named Bishop of Majunga in 1978. He became Archbishop of Antananarivo in 1978, remaining at that post until he retired in 2005 at the age of 80. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1994.


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