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1 August 2016

Death of His Excellency, Nándor Takács, Discalced Carmelite Bishop

On July 11th, Bishop Nándor Takács, Bishop Emeritus of Székesfehérvár (Hungary) and Discalced Carmelite, was born to eternal life.

Born in the heart of a peasant family in the small Hungarian village of Rábacsanak, he completed his novitiate under the tutelage of Father Marcell of the Virgin of Carmel. In the Order, he took the name of Jusztin of the Virgin of Carmel and made his solemn profession on July 20, 1943. He was ordained to the priesthood on February 28, 1951.

When the communist persecution began with its resulting dissolution of religious orders in Hungary, he was sheltered by the bishop of Györ. At various times in his life he was prohibited from exercising his priestly ministry and had to work as a music and voice teacher.

He was appointed bishop of the diocese of Székesfehérvár on December 30, 1988, by Pope Saint John Paul II. He remained in that office until his retirement. His consecration took place on February 11, 1989.

May this faithful son of the Church and the Teresian Carmel in Hungary rest in peace.