Birthplace: Kanegem, West Flanders, Belgium
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
Member of the Inquistition (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith). Seems to support Papal term limits, or at least calls for discussion of that topic. Supports the use of condoms to prevent AIDS, and also wants to see more female participation in offices the church, though not necessarily ordained as priests. In 1998 he was found partially responsible for sexual abuse of boys by a priest under his purview.
University: Grand Seminary, Bruges, Belgium
University: Higher Institute for Philosophy, Leuven, Belgium
University: Gregorian University, Rome
Professor: Grand Seminary, Bruges, Belgium
Professor: Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium (1969-77)
Roman Catholic Bishop Antwerp (1977-79)
Roman Catholic Archbishop Mechelen-Brussels (1979-)
Roman Catholic Cardinal 2-Feb-1983
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