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Gantin, Bernardin

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Personal name headingGantin, Bernardin
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Associated countryBenin
Birth date1922-05-08
Death date2008-05-13
Place of birthAbomey (Benin)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityReligion
AffiliationPontificia Università lateranense Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana Catholic Church. Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione Catholic Church
Profession or occupationClergy, Black Cardinals
Found inJean Zoa, prêtre, archevêque de Yaoundé, 2000: t.p. (Bernardin Gantin) p. 6 (cardinal)
Times online WWW site, May 16, 2008 (Cardinal Bernardin Gantin; b. May 8, 1922, Dahomey; d. May 13, 2008, Paris; Africa's leading cardinal who was once the most powerful African prelate in the Vatican)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gantin, Bernardin; roman catholic bishop, roman catholic cardinal; born 08 May 1922 in Toffo, Benin; religious studies at Saint Peter's College in Rome; took courses at the Urban Pontifical University and the Lateran Pontifical University with degrees in theology and canon law (1954, 1955); auxiliary bishop of Cotonou byappointment of Pope Pius XII (1956); ordained in Rome in the Chapel of the Propagation of the Faith by the dean of the Sacred College (1957); first black archbishop in Africa (1960); assistant secretary of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome; the first African prelate to be part of the papal court in Rome; secretary of Evangelization of Peoples and vice president of the Justice and Peace Commission and the Committee of Cor Unum (1975); honors include, distinguished Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor by the president of France (2003); posthumously given the Order of the Grand Cross, the highest distinction in the National Order of Benin; died 13 May 2008 in Paris, France)
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