Mauritius YCW founder, Cardinal Jean Margeot, dead at 93

posted 17 Jul 2009, 19:23 by Stefan Gigacz
Retired Port-Louis bishop, Cardinal Jean Margéot, who also founded the Mauritius Young Christian Workers movement in 1939, died Friday morning 17 July 2009, aged 93.

Cardinal Margeot retired as Bishop of Port Louis on 28 June 1968, Afrique en ligne reports.

Jean Margeot was born in Mauritius in 1916.

Aged 17, the young Margeot was sent to study as a seminarian at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. On his return to Mauritius he was ordained a priest aged 22 years.

He was appointed to the Visitation parish at Vacaos where he soon launched the Young Christian Workers movement.

Pope Paul VI named him bishop of Port Louis in 1968 and Pope John Paul II made him a cardinal in 1988.

Cardinal Margeot retired in 1993.

In a tribute to the late Cardinal, Mauritian President Anerood Jugnauth said he personally knew him from 1982 to 1995, when he (Jugnauth) was Prime Minister.

"I have fond memories of the relationship I had with him," he said in a message.


Mauritius: Ex-Bishop of Port Louis dies at 93 (Afrique en ligne)

Décès du premier Cardinal mauricien Jean Margéot (French News China)


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