Roger Etchegaray

French cardinal

Roger Marie Élie Etchegaray (25 September 1922 – 4 September 2019) was a French cardinal of the Catholic Church. Etchegaray served as the Archbishop of Marseille from 1970 to 1985 before entering the Roman Curia, where he served as President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (1984–1998) and President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum (1984–1995).

Cardinal Etchegaray


  • Peace! Following my long-term service, it became clear to me that peace is to be built in peaceful times, rather than in the times of war.
    • Excerpt from the necrology of the Kathpress agency, 5th September 2019. Quoted in: "Odlazak velikih mirotvoraca", Glas Koncila, 15th September 2019, No. 2360, p. 5.

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