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Avery Dulles, 90; Prominent Catholic Cardinal, Theologian
|Last Edited||nystate63 Dec 21, 2008 04:39pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Sunday, December 14, 2008 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Avery Dulles, 90; Prominent Catholic Cardinal, Theologian |
By Michelle Boorstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 14, 2008; Page C08
Cardinal Avery Dulles, 90, a former professor at Catholic University who was born into a family of elite Protestant diplomats and became one of the country's most prominent Catholic theologians, died Dec. 12 at an infirmary at Fordham University in New York. Stricken with polio when young, he had post-polio syndrome, which led to progressive muscular and pulmonary deterioration.
Cardinal Dulles, who was appointed to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 2001, was the first academic to be named to the Catholic Church's highest advisory council, as well as the first who had never served as a bishop.