Alexandru Todea
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Alexandru Todea
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Alexandru Todea
Cardinal, Archbishop of F?g?ra? ?i Alba Iulia
ChurchRomanian Greek Catholic Church
ArchdioceseF?g?ra? and Alba Iulia
Installed1990
Term ended20 July 1994
PredecessorAlexandru Nicolescu
SuccessorLucian Mure?an
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Sant'Atanasio a Via Tiburtina
Orders
Ordination25 March 1939
Consecration19 November 1950
Created cardinal28 June 1991
by John Paul II
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born(1912-06-05)5 June 1912
Teleac, Romania
Died22 May 2002(2002-05-22) (aged 89)
Târgu-Mure? Romania
BuriedCathedral of Blaj
NationalityRomanian

Alexandru Todea (5 June 1912, Teleac, Mure? County–22 May 2002, Târgu-Mure?) was a Romanian Greek-Catholic bishop of the Alba Iulia Diocese and later cardinal. He was also a victim of the communist regime, suffering in Pite?ti prison.

Born into a peasant family, he was the 13th of 16 children. After attending primary school in his native village, and high school in Reghin and Blaj, Metropolitan bishop Vasile Suciu send him to pursue his theological studies in Rome. He was created Cardinal-Priest on 28 June 1991 and given the titular church of Sant'Atanasio a Via Tiburtina.[1]

References

  • (in Romanian) Biography, at bru.ro
  • Valentin Borda and Mircea Borda, Alexandru Todea: protopop, episcop, mitropolit, cardinal în Biserica Român? Unit? cu Roma, Greco-Catolic?, Târgu-Mure?: Casa de editur? Petru Maior, 1999. ISBN 9789738018006
  • Silvestru Augustin Prundu? and Clemente Pl?ianu, Cardinalul Dr. Alexandru Todea: la 80 de ani (1912-1992), Ordinul Sfînful Vasile cel Mare, Provincia "Sf. Apostoli Petru si Pavel", 1992. OCLC 31595331
  • Silvestru Augustin Prundu? and Clemente Pl?ianu, Catolicism ?i Ortodoxie Româneasc? - scurt istoric al Bisericii Române Unite, Cluj-Napoca: Casa de Editur? Via?a Cre?tin?, 1994.



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