Jean Margéot

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Jean Margéot (February 3, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was Mauritian Roman Catholic priest, bishop and cardinal.

A native of Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius, Margéot was ordained a priest on December 17, 1938. He was consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of Port-Louis on May 4, 1969 and served until February 15, 1993. He was President of the Conférence Episcopale de l'Océan Indien from 1986-1989. Margéot was named a cardinal by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 1988 becoming Cardinal-Priest of San Gabriele Arcangelo all′Acqua Traversa, the first cardinal from Mauritius. Following his death in 2009 at the age of 93, Margéot was lauded by Pope Benedict XVI in a public statement.

He was widely respected for evangelizing by public witness, and extremely active in the formation of the clergy.[citation needed] Along with his involvement in the formation of the young and catechists, he provided spiritual guidance for the Chinese and Indian communities within the diocese's territory.[citation needed]

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