Alexandre José Maria dos Santos

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Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, O.F.M. (18 March 1924 – 29 September 2021) was a Roman Catholic Mozambican cardinal. He was the first native cardinal of Mozambique.

He was born in Zavala, Mozambique. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1953.

He was archbishop of Maputo, between 1975 and 2003. On 26 June 1988 he was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II, and given the titular church of San Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali.[1]

Santos died on 29 September 2021 at the age of 97.[2]

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