CNA Staff, Jan 8, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Swiss Cardinal Henri Schwery died Thursday at the age of 88.

The cardinal served as bishop of Sion, the oldest Catholic diocese in Switzerland, for nearly 20 years.

Schwery was made a bishop by Pope Paul VI in 1977 and led the historic diocese in the Swiss canton of Valais until his retirement due to illness in 1995.

Praise the Lord

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