Iuliu Hossu

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Iuliu Hossu
Bishop of Cluj-Gherla
Cardinal in pectore
Episcopul Iuliu.jpg
Church Greek-Catholic
See Cluj
In office 1917 — 1970
Predecessor Vasile Hossu
Successor George Guţiu
Ordination 27 March 1910 (Rome)
by Vasile Hossu
Consecration 3 March 1917
by Victor Mihaly de Apşa
Personal details
Born (1885-01-30)30 January 1885
Milaș, Austria-Hungary (present-day Romania)
Died 28 May 1970(1970-05-28) (aged 85)
Bucharest, Romania
Previous post Bishop of Gherla (to 1930)

Iuliu Hossu (30 January 1885, Milaș, present-day Bistriţa-Năsăud County – 28 May 1970, Bucharest) was a Romanian Greek-Catholic bishop of the Cluj-Gherla Diocese and later cardinal (never functioning) and victim of the Communist regime.[1] Pope Paul VI elevated Hossu to cardinal in pectore in 1969, but did not publish his appointment until 1973, after Hossu's death.

He was arrested by the Communist authorities on 28 October 1948. From 1950 to 1955 he was detained as political prisoner at Sighet prison. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest.