Roger Marie Élie Etchegaray (French pronunciation: [ʁɔʒe ɛtʃɛɡaʁaj]; born 25 September 1922) is a French cardinal of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church. He was born in Espelette/Ezpeleta, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
Etchegaray was the archbishop of Marseille from 1970 to 1985 before entering the Roman Curia, where he was President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (1984–1998) and President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum (1984–1995). He was promoted to the rank of cardinal in 1979.
On 24 December 2009 he was seriously injured in an unsuccessful attack on Pope Benedict XVI and was hospitalized with broken bones. In 2015, Cardinal Etchegaray fell in St. Peter's Basilica during Mass while greeting Pope Francis and broke his leg for the second time.
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- "French cardinal breaks his leg in St Peter's Basilica for a second time". Catholic Herald. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2018.