» 2007-08-05 22:37
Francia: morto cardinale Lustiger
Ex arcivescovo di Parigi, aveva 80 anni
(ANSA-AFP) – PARIGI, 5 AGO – Il cardinale Jean-Marie Lustiger, ex arcivescovo di Parigi, e’ morto oggi nella capitale francese, all’eta’ di 80 anni.Lo si e’ appreso da fonte governativa. Nell’ottobre 2006, lo stesso Lustiger aveva annunciato che era affetto da una ‘malattia grave’. Nato il 17 settembre 1926 a Parigi da una famiglia di commercianti ebrei di origine polacca, Aaron Lustiger si era convertito nel 1940 al cattolicesimo, scegliendo il nome di Jean-Marie. Era stato ordinato sacerdote nel 1954.
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