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Building cardinal dies

CARDINAL Giovanni Colombo. who succeeded Giovanni Battista Montini in 1963 as Archbishop of Milan when the latter became Pope Paul VI. has died at the age of 89.

Ordained a priest in 1926. Giovanni Colombo rose after a career in seminary teaching, to be auxiliary in Milan in 1960. From

1963 to 1979 he headed one of Europe's largest and most powerful dioceses, the only one in the West to have its own Ambrosian rite,

As Archbishop he completed his predecessor's building works, adding 41 churches in Milan itself and a further 74 around the diocese.

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