Mother Marie Antoinette de la Trinite,76, the superior...

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June 01, 1996

Mother Marie Antoinette de la Trinite,76, the superior general of the Little Sisters of the Poor who was instrumental in expanding the order's presence worldwide, died Wednesday in Paris.

Mother de la Trinite joined the order in 1942 rather than attend medical school, as her father wanted. She took her final vows seven years later. In 1957, she was named provincial superior in Brittany. Seven years after that, she became the order's superior general, a post she held until her death.

Mother de la Trinite was responsible for opening 32 missions around the world. The last mission was inaugurated several months ago in Chonju, South Korea. Today, 3,700 nuns belong to the Little Sisters of the Poor in 30 countries, including the United States.

Cardinal Leon-Etienne Duval,92, a Roman Catholic archbishop and champion of Algeria's right to independence, died Thursday in Algiers. Ordained as a priest in Annecy, France, at the age of 23, Duval was named bishop of the northeastern Algerian town of Constantine after World War II. He later became archbishop of Algiers, retiring in 1988 after 34 years in office.

Pub Date: 6/01/96

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