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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Prominent leftwing figures and government officials in Latin America have expressed their sorrow at the death of the Catholic bishop and liberation theologian Pedro Casaldáliga.

The "bishop of the poor" died on Saturday at the age of 92 in the intensive care unit of a São Paulo city hospital in Brazil. The priest of the Claretian Order had been hospitalized since Tuesday last week.

"Venezuela expresses its deep sorrow for the death of Don Pedro Casaldáliga, the bishop of the poor. He preached the Gospel of justice, peace, and liberation and lived it . . .

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