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us: Gantin, Bernardin

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1922-05-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2008-05-13
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Abomey (Benin)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Benin
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pontificia Università lateranense
        • Organization: (naf) Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana
        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church. Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione
        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church
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        (lcsh) Religion
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Clergy, Black
            (lcsh) Cardinals
        • Sources

          • found: Jean Zoa, prêtre, archevêque de Yaoundé, 2000: t.p. (Bernardin Gantin) p. 6 (cardinal)
          • found: Times online WWW site, May 16, 2008 (Cardinal Bernardin Gantin; b. May 8, 1922, Dahomey; d. May 13, 2008, Paris; Africa's leading cardinal who was once the most powerful African prelate in the Vatican)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gantin, Bernardin; roman catholic bishop, roman catholic cardinal; born 08 May 1922 in Toffo, Benin; religious studies at Saint Peter's College in Rome; took courses at the Urban Pontifical University and the Lateran Pontifical University with degrees in theology and canon law (1954, 1955); auxiliary bishop of Cotonou byappointment of Pope Pius XII (1956); ordained in Rome in the Chapel of the Propagation of the Faith by the dean of the Sacred College (1957); first black archbishop in Africa (1960); assistant secretary of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome; the first African prelate to be part of the papal court in Rome; secretary of Evangelization of Peoples and vice president of the Justice and Peace Commission and the Committee of Cor Unum (1975); honors include, distinguished Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor by the president of France (2003); posthumously given the Order of the Grand Cross, the highest distinction in the National Order of Benin; died 13 May 2008 in Paris, France)
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