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Cardinal Lourdusamy passes away today in Rome

June 2, 2014

We regret to announce the death of Cardinal Lourdusamy who passed away in Rome today the 2nd of June 2014

Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (5 February 1924 - 2 June 2014) was an Indian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985. His episcopical motto is Aedificare domum Dei which means To build the house of God.

He is the 4th cardinal from India and the first curial cardinal of Asia outside of the Middle East.
The funeral details will be announced later.


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