Vatican City, Aug 10, 2021 / 08:15 am
Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo, a former camerlengo of the Catholic Church, has died at his home in Rome.
The 94-year-old Martínez suffered a heart attack last month. He had a history of cardiovascular disease and had undergone a triple bypass surgery in 2003, according to Spanish magazine Vida Nueva.
Originally from the Rioja province of Spain, Martínez managed the administration of the Holy See as camerlengo between the death of St. Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
His duties also included overseeing the preparations for the papal conclave.