Edward Cassidy

Australian Roman Catholic cardinal (1924–2021) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Edward Idris Cassidy AC (5 July 1924 – 10 April 2021) was an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church who was president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 1989 to 2001. He headed the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews. He spent most of his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See both in Rome and overseas. He was made a cardinal in 1991.

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Edward Cassidy

President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Cassidy, 11 December 1984
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed12 December 1989
Term ended3 March 2001
PredecessorJohannes Willebrands
SuccessorWalter Kasper
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest 'pro hac vice' of Santa Maria in Via Lata (2002–2021)
Ordination23 July 1949
by Norman Thomas Gilroy
Consecration15 November 1970
by Jean-Marie Villot
Created cardinal28 June 1991
by Pope John Paul II
RankCardinal-Deacon (1991–2002)
Cardinal-Priest (2002–2021)
Personal details
Edward Idris Cassidy

(1924-07-05)5 July 1924
Died10 April 2021(2021-04-10) (aged 96)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Previous post(s)Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to China (1970–79)
Titular Archbishop of Amantia (1970–1991)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Bangladesh (1973–79)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Lesotho (1979–1984)
Apostolic Delegate to Southern Africa (1979–1984)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the Netherlands (1984–88)
Substitute for General Affairs (1988–89)
President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews (1989–2001)
Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata (1991–2002)
Alma materPontifical Lateran University
Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
MottoFortitudo mea Dominus
Coat of arms
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Edward Idris Cassidy
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeAmantia (titular see)