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Julijans Cardinal Vaivods, Latvian ecclesiastic.


Vaivods, Julijans Cardinal was born on August 18, 1895 in Vorkova, Latvia.


Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1918. Chaplain various schools, 1918—1923. Apostolic activity curtailed by political situation, in exile, 1958.

Vicar general Liepaja, Latvia, since 1944, Riga, Latvia, 1962—1964. Attended Vatican II, 1964. Consecrated titular bishop of Macriana Maior, apostolic administrator diocese of Riga and diocese of Liepaja, 1964.

Elevated to Sacred College of Cardinals, 1983.


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    • Author: catechetical books and theatrical works for youth.