Death of Alfonso Lopez Trujillo

November 8, 1935 - April 19, 2008
| Age 72

Vatican Cardinal who led campaign against abortion dies at 72
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Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, a Colombian prelate who helped lead the Vatican's campaign against abortion and insisted condoms do not prevent HIV transmission, has died, one of his assistants said Sunday. He was 72.

Lopez Trujillo died Saturday night at the Pius XI private clinic in Rome, where he had been admitted for tests on March 17, Monsignor Jorge Raigosa said.

He died after suffering cardiac arrest following medical complications over several weeks that had put the...

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