Ivan Dias, Indian Roman Catholic cardinal, Died at 81


Ivan Dias was born on April 14, 1936 and died on June 19, 2017.

He was an Indian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Dias was Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2006 to 2011, Archbishop of Bombay from 1996 to 2006, and before that a papal diplomat in the Balkans, East Asia, and West Africa.

Dias was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2001.

Ivan Dias passed away at 81 years old.