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Cardinal Felici

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Cardinal Felici
H.E. Angelo Card. FELICI
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Saturday, July 26, 1919
June 24, 2007 (Aged 87)
Cardinal since:
Tuesday, June 28, 1988
Cardinal Priest of Ss Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari (Deaconry raised pro hac vice)

Born in Segni, near Rome, on July 26, 1919, Cardinal Felici entered the Pontifical Diplomatic Academy in January, 1942, still a sub-deacon. On April 4 of that same year, with an age exemption granted by Pope Pius XII, Felici was made a priest. Called by Secretary of State Tardini to offer his services in the First Department of the Secretariat of State in July, 1945 , Felici remained there for 19 years before becoming the Under-Secretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs in February 1964. On July 22, 1967, he was made Titular Archbishop of Cesariana and at the same time named Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the Netherlands. He was appointed Nuncio to Portugal in 1976, and to France in 1979. Felici was elevated to the College of Cardinals during the Consistory of June 28, 1988. Appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on July 1, 1988, he occupied this position until 1995.

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