Jean Marie Lustiger

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Birthday
17, 1926
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 5, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1926
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 5, 2007 (80)

About

French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who was the Archbishop of Paris from 1981 until his resignation in 2005.

Before Fame

He was raised by Jewish parents but decided to convert to Roman Catholicism at age 13.

Trivia

He was awarded the Nostra Aetate Award for advancing Catholic-Jewish relations by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding in 1998.

Family Life

His mother died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Associated With

He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 1983.