Lunedì, 15 Ottobre 2018
MILAN

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini dies at age 85

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(ANSA) - Milan, August 31 - Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini
died from Parkinson's disease on Friday at the age of 85.
The former archbishop of Milan and highly esteemed member of
the Catholic Church had been suffering from the degenerative
nerve disorder for many years.
He passed away at the Jesuit-run Aloisianum college in
Gallarate (Varese) near Milan, where he had been living and
receiving treatment since his return to Italy from Jerusalem in
2008.
Martini's condition had precipitated in mid-August and
earlier in the day his doctors said he had entered the terminal
phase of the disease and that there would be no "therapeutic
obstinacy".
Born in Turin in 1927, Martini entered the Society of Jesus
in 1944 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1952.
He served as the archbishop of Milan from 1980 until his
retirement in 2002, when he moved to the Pontifical Biblical
Institute in Jerusalem to continue his work as a biblical
scholar.
Martini was considered one of the more liberal high-ranking
members of the Catholic Church.

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