Death of Vicente Ferrer

June 19, 2009
Madrid, Spain

Spanish humanist who worked with India's poor dies
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By DANIEL WOOLLS, Associated Press Writer

MADRID -- Vicente Ferrer, a revered Spanish humanist who founded a vast network of schools, clinics and other programs to help destitute people in India, died Friday. He was 89.

Ferrer's foundation says the former Jesuit died in Anantapur, the Indian city where he had lived for the past 40 years.

Ferrer suffered a blood clot on the brain in March, had been ill ever since and died of cardio-respiratory failure, the Fundacion...

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