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Mar 14, 2019 12:00 AM 1+ week ago

Cardinal Godfried Danneels died Thursday at the age of 85 in his native Belgium. Danneels served as Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and leader of the Belgian Bishops' Conference for more than thirty years.

Vatican City, (CNA) - In later life, Danneels was widely recognized as an influential member of the college of cardinals and an at times controversial figure.

"This zealous pastor served the Church with dedication not only in his diocese but also at the national level as President of the Conference of Bishops of Belgium, while being a member of various Roman Dicasteries," Pope Francis wrote March 14 in a telegram to the bishops of Belgium expressing his condolences.

"Attentive to the challenges of the contemporary Church, Cardinal Danneels took an active part in various Synods of Bishops, including those of 2014 and 2015 on the family. He has just been reminded of God at this time of purification and of walking toward the Resurrection of the Lord," Francis said.

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