Cardinal Avery Dulles passes away at Fordham

Pope Benedict with Cardinal Dulles
Pope Benedict with Cardinal Dulles

.- This morning, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cardinal Avery Dulles died at the age of 90 at Murray-Weigel Hall, located at Fordham University in New York.

According to America Magazine, the New York Province of the Society of Jesus released a statement reporting that the cardinal passed away around 6:30 this morning.

Cardinal Dulles was born August 24, 1918 in New York to U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.  He was raised as a Protestant but converted to Catholicism while studying at Harvard. 

The prelate was ordained on June 16, 1956 and went on to teach at Woodstock College and the Catholic University of America.  He authored 21 books, wrote over 650 articles and was named President of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Theological Society.

He was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001.


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