Jorge María Mejía

Argentine cardinal (1923-2014)

Jorge María Mejía (31 January 1923 – 9 December 2014) was an Argentine cardinal of the Catholic Church (Roman Rite).[1] He was born in Buenos Aires. On 21 February 2001, Mejía was appointed as Cardinal-Deacon of San Girolamo della Carità by Pope John Paul II in the consistory.

On 13 March 2013, Mejía suffered a heart attack on the same day his fellow Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church.[2] Cardinal Mejía died in Rome on 9 December 2014 at the age of 91.[3]

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  1. "Cardinals Ask More Sharing Of Power And Debate". The New York Times. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 13 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Pope visits ailing Argentine cardinal in hospital". The Olympian. Retrieved March 15, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Faleceu o Cardeal Jorge Mejía. Funeral quinta-feira em São Pedro". Radio Vaticana (Portuguese). Retrieved December 9, 2014.