Cardinal Shirayanagi passes away at age 81

31 12 2009

TOKYO, Dec. 30 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Cardinal Seiichi Shirayanagi, who was named cardinal in October 1994 by Pope John Paul II, died of heart failure Wednesday morning at a monastery in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward where he was recuperating, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan said. He was 81.

Shirayanagi, a Tokyo native, was ordained a priest in 1954 and appointed archbishop of Tokyo in 1970. He was the fourth Japanese who was made cardinal. With his death, there is no longer a Japanese cardinal.


May he rest in peace.

An interesting point from another article

With the death of Cardinal Shirayanagi, there are not 184 living members of the College of Cardinals, of whom 112 are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to vote in a papal conclave.




2 responses

31 12 2009

May he rest in peace.

13 01 2010

May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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