Jorge María Mejía

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Jorge María Mejía (31 January 1923 – 9 December 2014) was an Argentine cardinal of the Catholic Church (Roman Rite).[1] He was born in Buenos Aires. On 21 February 2001, Mejía was appointed as Cardinal-Deacon of San Girolamo della Carità by Pope John Paul II in the consistory.

On 13 March 2013, Mejía suffered a heart attack on the same day his fellow Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church.[2] Cardinal Mejía died in Rome on 9 December 2014 at the age of 91.[3]

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  1. "Cardinals Ask More Sharing Of Power And Debate". The New York Times. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. "Pope visits ailing Argentine cardinal in hospital". The Olympian. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  3. "Faleceu o Cardeal Jorge Mejía. Funeral quinta-feira em São Pedro". Radio Vaticana (Portuguese). Retrieved December 9, 2014.