József Szendi

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Szendi in 2005

József Szendi (31 October 1921 – 23 July 2017) was a Hungarian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. At the time of his death he was the oldest living bishop from Hungary. Szendi was born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

Szendi was ordained a priest on 24 December 1944. From 1969 until 1982, he was spiritual of the seminary of Esztergom. Szendi was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Veszprém as well as Titular bishop of Stephaniacum on 5 April 1982 and was consecrated bishop on 21 April 1982 by Laszlo Paskai.

Szendi was appointed archbishop of the Archdiocese of Veszprém on 3 September 1983 and served until retiring on 14 August 1997.[1]

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