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Remembering Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy: 10 things you probably did not know about this Cardinal from Tamil Nadu

A priest for more than 62 years, a bishop for 52 years, a cardinal for 29 years and the first Tamil Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy was called upon by  Pope Paul VI in 1971 to serve the Universal Church. Born in Kalleri, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu Lourdusamy was close to Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and most especially, with Pope John Paul II and his fellow curial cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and future Pope Benedict XVI. On his 96th birth anniversary, we look back at the milestones the priest set throughout his life. Here are 10 things you might not know about his illustrious career

 

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Published on 5th February 2020

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