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Godfried Danneels

Godfried DanneelsBorn: 4-Jun-1933
Birthplace: Kanegem, West Flanders, Belgium

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Belgium
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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