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Alexandru Todea (June 5, 1912, Teleac, Mureş County–May 22, 2002, Târgu-Mureş) was a Romanian Greek-Catholic bishop of the Alba Iulia Diocese and later cardinal. He was also a victim of the communist regime.

Born into a peasant family, he was the 13th of 16 children. After attending primary school in his native village, and high school in Reghin and Blaj, Metropolitan bishop Vasile Suciu send him to pursue his theological studies in Rome.

References

  • (Romanian) Biography, at bru.ro
  • Valentin Borda and Mircea Borda, Alexandru Todea: protopop, episcop, mitropolit, cardinal în Biserica Română Unită cu Roma, Greco-Catolică, Târgu-Mureș: Casa de editură Petru Maior, 1999. ISBN 9789738018006
  • Silvestru Augustin Prunduş and Clemente Plăianu, Cardinalul Dr. Alexandru Todea: la 80 de ani (1912-1992), Ordinul Sfînful Vasile cel Mare, Provincia "Sf. Apostoli Petru si Pavel", 1992. OCLC 31595331
  • Silvestru Augustin Prunduş and Clemente Plăianu, Catolicism şi Ortodoxie Românească - scurt istoric al Bisericii Române Unite, Cluj-Napoca: Casa de Editură Viaţa Creştină, 1994.

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