Godfried Danneels

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Godfried Maria Jules Danneels (4 June 1933 – 14 March 2019) was a Belgian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and the chairman of the episcopal conference from 1979 to 2010.

He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1983. He resigned in 2008 at the age of 75 and was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI on 18 January 2010. He was born in Kanegem, Tielt, Kingdom of Belgium.

Danneels died on 14 March 2019 in Mechelen, Belgium, aged 85.[1][2]

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  1. "Kardinal Godfried Danneels ist tot" (in German). Catholic News Agency. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. "Kardinaal Godfried Danneels overleden" (in Dutch). 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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