Portuguese cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo has died at the age of 78, it’s been confirmed.
He died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, said the Portuguese Catholic Church in a statement.
The retired archbishop of Lisbon led the Catholic Church in Portugal from 1998 to 2013.
He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001.
Portugal prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho paid tribute saying he was a man of “tolerance and faith”.
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