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Casaroli, Agostino (Agostino)

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Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Clergymen, Diplomat

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1914 - Casaroli was born in Castel San Giovanni on the 24th of November.

1937 - He was ordained priest.

1961 - He began to work at the Secretariat of State of the Vatican City under the orders of Pope John XXIII.

1964-1966 - His signing of treaties with Hungary and Yugoslavia was the first time the Vatican had opened itself in this way to Communist regimes who had killed many prominent churchmen since coming to power.

1975 - He headed the CSCE conference in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from July 30 to August 1.

1979 - Casaroli was made a cardinal in John Paul II's first consistory and at the same time he became Secretary of State.

1985 - He became Cardinal Bishop of the suburbicarian diocese of Porto-Santa-Rufina.

1990 - He retired as Secretary of State, being succeeded by Angelo Cardinal Sodano.

1993 - He was Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals.

1998 - He died on the 9th of June.













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