Rome, Italy, Sep 9, 2017 / 08:17 am
The Vatican announced Saturday that Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., prefect emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See and a distinguished professor and scholar of canon law, has died in Rome.
Cardinal De Paolis died Sept. 9, just 10 days shy of his 82nd birthday. Details of the cardinal's death have not yet been released.
A scholar and professor, Cardinal De Paolis taught moral theology and canon law in Rome for nearly 40 years, publishing more than 200 books and articles on scientific topics, spirituality and canon law.
Most recently, in 2014, he was a contributor to the book, "Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church."