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Vatican newspaper recalls Father Daniel Berrigan

May 03, 2016

Father Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit known for his anti-war activism, died on April 30 at the age of 94.

Obituaries in L’Osservatore Romano and The New York Times recounted his role in the burning of Vietnam War draft cards in Cantonsville, Maryland, in 1968, and his subsequent imprisonment.

Father Berrigan later helped found the Plowshares Movement and engaged in protests against nuclear weapons.

Awarded the Lamont Poetry Prize by the Academy of American Poets in 1957, Father Berrigan taught at several colleges during his years as a priest and was poet-in-residence at Fordham University at the time of his death.

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