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Polish cardinal Zenon Grocholewski dies at 80

Polish cardinal Zenon Grocholewski died in Rome at the age of 80. He was ordained a priest in 1963, and a bishop in 1983. By time he was already in Rome.

John Paul II named him cardinal on the same day as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was president of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and since 1999, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, which handles with pontifical universities.

Congregation for Catholic Education
"When a school is Catholic, teachers and students must understand that Catholic values will be taught. Of course, we respect other religions, but it is our right to transmit Christian values."

Although he could no longer participate in an eventual conclave because he had reached the age of 80, he participated in the last two, where Benedict XVI and Pope Francis were elected.

Javier Romero

Translation: Melissa Butz