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Alexandre do Nascimento

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Nascimento in 2021

Alexandre do Nascimento (born 1 March 1925) is an Angolan Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the Archbishop of Luanda from 1986 to 2001, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1983 by Pope John Paul II. He was born in Malanje, Portuguese Angola.

On 10 August 1975, Nascimento was appointed the fourth bishop of Malanje by Pope Paul VI. Nascimento was kidnapped by guerrillas during a pastoral visit on 15 October 1982; he was later freed on 16 November of that same year after Pope John Paul II made an appeal for his release.[1]

Nascimento became the oldest living member of the College of Cardinals in August 2022, after the death of Jozef Tomko.


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  1. "do Nascimento Card. Alexandre". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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