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Australian Cardinal and former Vatican official Edward Cassidy dies aged 96

Australian Cardinal and former Vatican official Edward Cassidy dies aged 96

“Few other Australians have had such a profound impact on the Catholic Church on the international stage,” the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Anthony Fisher, said.

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