Edward Cassidy

1924 - 2021

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Edward Idris Cassidy AC (5 July 1924 – 10 April 2021) was an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church who was president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 1989 to 2001. He headed the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews. He spent most of his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See both in Rome and overseas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Cassidy has received more than 63,540 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Cassidy is the 1,254th most popular religious figure (up from 1,389th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Australia (up from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Edward Cassidy ranks 1,254 out of 3,187Before him are François de la Chaise, Beatrice of Silva, Giuseppe Bertello, Clemens August of Bavaria, Eugène Tisserant, and Nilus the Younger. After him are Claudia Augusta, Ercole Consalvi, Wim Hof, Theodulf of Orléans, Shinran, and Paul Marcinkus.

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Among people born in 1924, Edward Cassidy ranks 104Before him are Jozef Tomko, Richard Bull, Claude Sautet, Fess Parker, Torsten Wiesel, and Danielle Mitterrand. After him are Daniel arap Moi, Jean Girault, Katy Jurado, Stanley Donen, Rudolf Vrba, and Rikidōzan. Among people deceased in 2021, Edward Cassidy ranks 121Before him are Manuel Santana, Lucinda Riley, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Cloris Leachman, Humberto Maturana, and Joan Didion. After him are Adam Zagajewski, Renée Simonot, Jimmy Greaves, Marshall Sahlins, Hank Aaron, and Alberto Grimaldi.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Edward Cassidy ranks 53 out of 1,143Before him are Liam Hemsworth (1990), Judith Anderson (1897), George Miller (1945), James Clavell (1921), Nick Cave (1957), and Flea (1962). After him are Simon Baker (1969), Luís Vaz de Torres (1565), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Coral Buttsworth (1900), Thomas Keneally (1935), and John Newcombe (1944).


Among religious figures born in Australia, Edward Cassidy ranks 2Before him are Truganini (1812). After him are George Pell (1941), James Harrison (1936), Mary MacKillop (1842), Edward Clancy (1923), Norman Thomas Gilroy (1896), Peter Hollingworth (1935), Mitchell Johnson (1981), Ethan Ewing (1998), Thijs Nijhuis (1992), and Brisa Hennessy (1999).