21 July 2011

Cardinal Świątek Died

Kazimierz Cardinal Świątek, Archbishop Emeritus of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus, has died.

He was 96 years old and had served as a priest for 72 years. He had also served as a bishop for 20 years and as a cardinal for 16 years.

May he rest in peace.

With his death, the College of Cardinals has 196 members with 114 of those eligible to vote should a conclave be needed.

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