Alexandru Todea

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His Eminence
Alexandru Todea
Cardinal, Archbishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia
Church Romanian Greek Catholic Church
Archdiocese Făgăraş and Alba Iulia
Installed 1990
Term ended 20 July 1994
Predecessor Alexandru Nicolescu
Successor Lucian Mureșan
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Atanasio a Via Tiburtina
Orders
Ordination 25 March 1939
Consecration 19 November 1950
Created Cardinal 28 June 1991
by John Paul II
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1912-06-05)5 June 1912
Teleac, Romania
Died 22 May 2002(2002-05-22) (aged 89)
Târgu-Mureş Romania
Buried Cathedral of Blaj
Nationality Romanian

Alexandru Todea (5 June 1912, Teleac, Mureş County–22 May 2002, Târgu-Mureş) 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 Pitești 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[edit]

  • (in Romanian) Biography, at bru.ro
  • Valentin Borda and Mircea Borda, Alexandru Todea: protopop, episcop, mitropolit, cardinal în Biserica Română Unită cu Roma, Greco-Catolică, Târgu-Mureș: Casa de editură Petru Maior, 1999. ISBN 9789738018006
  • Silvestru Augustin Prunduş and Clemente Plăianu, 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 Prunduş and Clemente Plăianu, Catolicism şi Ortodoxie Românească - scurt istoric al Bisericii Române Unite, Cluj-Napoca: Casa de Editură Viaţa Creştină, 1994.