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Arinze, Francis A

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Personal name headingArinze, Francis A.
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Associated countryNigeria
Birth date1932-11-01
Place of birthAnambra State (Nigeria)
Eziowelle (Nigeria)
Field of activityPhilosophy Theology
AffiliationCatholic Church Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana Bigard Memorial Seminary (Enugu, Nigeria) Catholic Church. Catholic Bishops of Nigeria Catholic Church. Curia Romana Catholic Church. Diocese of Velletri-Segni
Profession or occupationPriests Cardinals Teachers
Found inAnswering God's call, 1983, c1982: title page (Francis A. Arinze, Archbishop of Onitsha)
LC data base, 12-17-84 (hdg.: Arinze, Francis A.)
The church in dialogue, c1990: title page (Francis Cardinal Arinze)
Building bridges, c2004: CIP title page (Cardinal Francis Arinze) foreword (b. 1932 in Nigeria)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed November 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Arinze, Francis; Roman Catholic Cardinal; born 01 November 1932 in Eziowelle, Nigeria; baptized into the Catholic church; earned a degree in philosophy from All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha, Nigeria (1950); studied theology at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome (1955); ordained a priest (1958); taught liturgy, logic, and basic philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu (1961-1962); regional director for Catholic education for eastern Nigeria; completed his formal education at the Institute of Education, London (1964); ordained to the episcopate (1965) and became the youngest Catholic bishop in the world; named coadjutor to the archbishop of Onitsha, Charles Heerey (1967); president of the Nigerian Bishops Conference; named cardinal at the age of fifty-three (1985); president of the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops and member of the Committee of the Great Jubilee of the year 2000; Pope John Paul II appointed him prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, considered the fourth highest position in the Roman Catholic Church; received a gold medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews (1999); member of the Roman Curia (the governing body of the church); one of 115 cardinal electors who selected German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (2005); named Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni)
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