Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Giorgio Zur, German Roman Catholic prelate, Died at 88

Giorgio Zur was born on February 15, 1930 and died on January 8, 2019.

He was a Catholic archbishop and diplomat of the Holy See.

He was the son of a master tailor.

Giorgio Zur was a student in Rome at the Gregorian University, where he obtained a licentiate in philosophy and theology and a doctorate in canon law.

He was ordained to the priesthood, on October 10, 1955.

When he completed his pastoral work as a chaplain in the Archdiocese of Bamberg, he attended in 1961-62 the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, later becoming its director from 1999 to 2000.

Over the next few years, zur was in the diplomatic service of the Holy See at the Apostolic Nunciature to India, Mexico, Burundi and Uganda.

Giorgio Zur passed away at 88 years old.

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