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Brazilian cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid dies of Covid-19

The coronavirus has claimed the life of Brazilian cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid. He was 88 years old and retired. He was part of the congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

John Paul II named him bishop of Rio de Janeiro in 2001, and cardinal in 2003. Benedict XVI accepted his resignation in 2009.

He was archbishop of one of the most important cities in a country with one of the world's largest Catholic communities. He was succeeded by Orani João Tempesta.

His death brings the College of Cardinals down to 227 members. Of those, 128 are electors, which means they can vote in a future conclave.

Javier Romero

Translation: CT