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Friday, March 17, 2006


VATICAN CITY, MAR 17, 2006 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

 - Cardinal Pio Taofinu'u S.M., archbishop emeritus of Samoa-Apia, on January 20, at the age of 82.

 - Bishop Joao Jose Burke O.F.M., of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil, on March 14 at the age of 70.

 - Archbishop Giovanni Ceirano, apostolic nuncio, on January 30, at the age of 78.

 - Bishop Jean Hermil, emeritus of Viviers, France, on March 10 at the age of 88.

 - Bishop Antonio de Hornedo Correa S.J., emeritus of Chachapoyas, Peru, on January 10 at the age of 90.

 - Archbishop Mario Epifanio Abdallah Mgulunde of Tabora, Tanzania, on March 14 at the age of 74.

 - Bishop John Joseph Paul, emeritus of La Crosse, U.S.A., on March 5 at the age of 87.

 - Archbishop Donato Squicciarini, apostolic nuncio, on March 5 at the age of 78.

 - Bishop Ramon Artemio Staffolani, emeritus of Villa de la Concepcion del Rio Cuarto, Argentina, on March 8 at the age of 75.

 - Archbishop Antonio Maria Travia, former almsgiver of His Holiness, on February 5 at the age of 92.
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