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Remembering Cardinal Albert Vanhoye

06 August 2021
French Jesuit Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, Rector emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and former Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, passed away on Thursday afternoon, 29 July, in the infirmary of the general Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome. He was 98. Albert Vanhoye was born on 24 July 1923 in Hazebrouck, in the Archdiocese of Lille, France. He attended the Institute of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as a boy, before entering the minor seminary of Hazebrouck in 1934. At the age of 18 he had the courage to cross German-occupied France on foot in order to enter the Society of Jesus in La Vignau on 11 September 1941. He professed his first vows on 15 November 1944 and was ordained a priest on 25 July 1954 in Enghien, Belgium, by Bishop Henri Dupont, auxiliary of Lille. He earned a license in literature at the ...

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