Adrianus Johannes Simonis

Catholic cardinal (1931-2020)
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Adrianus Johannes Simonis (26 November 1931 – 2 September 2020) was a Dutch Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Utrecht from 1983 to 2007, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985. He was born in Lisse, Netherlands.

In 2010, Simonis was accused of protecting priests who were accused of molesting and sexually abusing minors.[1]

Simonis died on 2 September 2020 in Voorhout, Netherlands at the age of 88.[2]


  1. "Cardinal Ad Simonis accused of protecting abuser priest". 11 February 2011 – via
  2. Kardinaal Simonis (88) overleden (in Dutch)