Cardinal Guido del Mestri,82, a member of the Roman Curia...


August 10, 1993

Cardinal Guido del Mestri,82, a member of the Roman Curia, died yesterday in a clinic in Nuremberg, Germany. He was a Vatican diplomat who became an archbishop in 1961. He served as papal nuncio to West Germany from 1975 to 1984, before Pope John Paul II named him to the College of Cardinals in 1991. In 1990, he journeyed to Bucharest, Romania, and took part in the renewal of the Catholic Church there after the fall of communism. Earlier he was a diplomat in Romania under Communist rule.He was born in Banja Luka in Bosnia-Herzegovina, studied at a Jesuit college and at the Gregorian University in Rome and was ordained in Rome in 1936.

* George Revercomb, a U.S. district judge in Washington for eight years, died of cancer Aug. 1. Judge Revercomb issued his last opinion, from his hospital bed, two days before he died at age 64. The opinion was in a large civil suit involving the construction of subway stations.

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