Most popular and famous deaths of religious leaders resulting from COVID-19 Pandemic. Photo credit: npr.org
COVID-19 Pandemic Deaths: Most popular and famous religious (Christian church and Islamic clerics) leaders, priests, clerics, pastors.
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Gérard Mulumba Kalemba
Gérard Mulumba Kalemba was a Congolese prelate of the Catholic Church. He was one of the most popular and famous religious leaders and priests in Africa
Gérard Mulumba Kalemba was appointed Bishop of Mweka in 1989, serving until his retirement in 2017. His brother, Étienne Tshisekedi, and nephew, Félix Tshisekedi, both served as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On 15 April 2020, during the COVID-19 (coronavirus pandemic disease) Mulumba Kalemba died in Kinshasa. He was aged 82.
Aldo di Cillo Pagotto
Aldo di Cillo Pagotto S.S.S. was a Brazilian Catholic archbishop.
Aldo di Cillo Pagotto was another of the most popular, famous, and highly-recognized religious leaders in the Catholic Christian Church.
Aldo di Cillo Pagotto served as coadjutor bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral, Brazil, in 1996 and 1997 and as bishop of the Sobral Diocese from 1997 to 2004.
He then became archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paraíba, Brazil, from 2004 to 2016.
Aldo di Cillo Pagotto died on 14th April, 2020 in Fortaleza from COVID-19 at the age of 82.
André Manaranche was a French priest, theologian, and spiritual writer and academician
Manaranche entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Saint-Martin-d’Ablois in 1960 and then earned his master’s degree in theology at the Faculté de Fourvière, inspiring him to write Quel salut? That same year, he published Y a-t-il une éthique sociale-chrétienne?
André Manaranche practiced dogmatic theology, and He lived in many French–speaking African countries, such as Senegal, Niger, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius, Morocco, and Algeria.
Manaranche was the chaplaincy of the Rover Scouts and served for 10 years.
André Manaranche died on 12 April 2020 in Lille, France, aged 93, due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Sebastianus “Bas” Adrianus Wilhelmus Rudolfus Mulder
Sebastianus “Bas” Adrianus Wilhelmus Rudolfus Mulder was a Dutch-Surinamese Catholic priest.
As a missionary of the Catholic Church, Mulder moved from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1959. Known as a ‘youth priest’ and as a ‘media priest’ appearing on Radio Apintie and since 1966 STVS, Sebastianus “Bas” Adrianus Wilhelmus Rudolfus Mulder was important for the development of several sports in Suriname and was chairman of the Suriname Volleyball Association.
He was also a long-distance runner. During the 1980 Surinamese coup d’état, when no newspapers were published, he wrote critical articles in the church magazine Omhoog.
As a Catholic priest, Mulder was postulator for 30 years in the beatification of Peter Donders who had also served in Suriname
Sebastianus Mulder died at the age of 88 on 10 April 2020 at the age of 88 due to coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19).
Henri Madelin was a French Jesuit priest and theologian and religious and spiritual academician
Henri Madelin was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus in 1967 and in 1973, Madelin became director of Action populaire, which became the Center for Research and Social Action (CERAS).
After earning a doctorate in political science, Madelin chaired the Centre Sèvres in Paris from 1985 to 1991, when he was appointed national chaplain of the Mouvement chrétien des cadres et dirigeants.
Madelin succeeded Jean-Yves Calvez as editor-in-chief of the Catholic journal Études. He worked as a lecturer at Sciences Po, and was a member of the Catholic Office of Information and Initiative for Europe and also taught at the Institut Catholique de Paris.
Being one of the most popular and famous religious leaders, Henri Madelin died on 8 April 2020 in Lille, France at the age of 83 during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Miguel Ángel Tabet Balady
Miguel Ángel Tabet Balady was a Venezuelan theologian, religious leader, Catholic priest, author, and exegete. Tábet, who was of Lebanese Venezuelan descent who lived and worked in Rome, Italy. He was one of the most popular and famous spiritual academicians.
Miguel Ángel Tabet Balady was a Professor of Biblical hermeneutics, the study of the principles of interpretation of the Bible, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Tabet died from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Rome, Italy, on April 7, 2020, at the age of 78.
Riay Tatary Bakry
Riay Tatary Bakry was a Syrian religious leader and cleric, chairman of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain.
Riay Tatary Bakry was an imam of the Central Mosque in Madrid, Spain, as well as president of the Islamic Commission of Spain.
He died in the Hospital de la Paz due to COVID-19 on 6 April 2020 at the age of 72.
Stephen SulyK was a Ukrainian-American hierarch who was an archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, making him one of the most popular and famous religious leaders in the world before his death.
Sulyk was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia on 1st March 1981, where he died in April 2020 at the age of 95
Stephen SulyK died on April 6, 2020, due to complications COVID-19, coronavirus disease pandemic complications, aged 95
François de Gaulle
François de Gaulle was a French Catholic priest, spiritual academician, and missionary
François de Gaulle spent 50 years in French Upper Volta, and watched as it transitioned to Burkina Faso.
De Gaulle was the author of J’ai vu se lever l’Église d’Afrique, which was produced in 2011 from interviews with Victor Macé de Lépinay.
De Gaulle died on April 2, 2020 at the age of 98 in Bry-sur-Marne at the age of 98 due to COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic.
Seyyed Hadi Khosrosha
Seyyed Hadi Khosrosha was an Iranian cleric and diplomat who served as the first Iranian Ambassador to the Vatican. He was one of the most popular religious leaders in the Islamic world before his death.
When he was 15 years old, Khosroshahi joined the leader of militant Fada’iyan-e Islam (Devotees of Islam), Sayyid Mojtaba Mir-Lohi nicknamed Navvab Safavi.
Seyyed Hadi Khosrosha rejected the idea, Khosroshahi suggested for the assassination of the Islamic Republic’s first President, Abolhassan Bani Sadr and Iran’s last Queen Farah Pahlavi who were living in exile in Paris.
Khosroshahi was a prominent figure in the Qom Seminary and was a representative of Ayatollah Khomeini in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance after the victory of the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Seyyed Hadi Khosrosha founded Europe’s Islamic Culture Centre, a base for promulgating Shi’ism in the West.
He also served in Cairo, Egypt, as a representative of Iran at the Islamic Republic’s Interest Section for 2 years.
The Israeli intelligence suspected that he had established a secret European network of Muslim extremists based in Rome.
Khosroshahi died from COVID-19 on 27 February 2020 at the age of 81.
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