H. E. Cardinal Lourdusamy, RIP;


We regret to announce the death of Cardinal Lourdusamy who passed away in Rome today the 2nd of June 2014

Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (5 February 1924 – 2 June 2014) was an Indian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985. His episcopical motto is Aedificare domum Dei which means To build the house of God.

He is the 4th cardinal from India and the first curial cardinal of Asia outside of the Middle East.
The funeral details will be announced later.

Archdiocese of Bombay:



His Eminence

  • Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy
  • துரைசாமி சைமன் லூர்துசாமி
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
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Appointed 30 October 1985
Term ended 24 May 1991
Predecessor Wladyslaw Rubin
Successor Achille Silvestrini
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri
Ordination 21 December 1951
by Auguste-Siméon Colas
Consecration 22 August 1962
by Ambrose Rayappan
Created Cardinal 25 May 1985
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born 5 February 1924
Kottuchery, Karaikal,Pondicherry
Died 2 June 2014 (aged 90)
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Alma mater
  • Aedificare domum Dei
  • To build the house of God
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1 Comment

  1. June 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    May the soul of the good Cardinal rest in peace.


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