Monday, August 6, 2007

Lustiger Dead at 80

Jean-Marie Lustiger with President of the World Jewish Congress, Whiskey and Gangster Rap Mogul, Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Top French Catholic prelate dies

One of France's most senior Catholics, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, has died in Paris at the age of 80.

The former archbishop of the French capital died on Sunday in a clinic to which he was admitted in April.

He was born Aaron Lustiger to Polish Jews who had settled in France before World War I, converting to Catholicism at the start of World War II ...

The prelate told priests and deacons in October 2006 that he was receiving treatment for an unspecified "serious illness".

The last time he was seen in public was in January this year ...

Also see: Lustiger's NY Yeshiva Tour, Endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as Religious Model


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