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Ernesto Cardenal Martínez
20 January 1925
|Died||1 March 2020
|Known for||Nicaraguan cultural figure|
|The Gospel in Solentiname|
Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (20 January 1925 – 1 March 2020) was a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and politician. He was a liberation theologian. He was the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands. His brother was Fernando Cardenal.
Cardenal was a member of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, he was Nicaragua's minister of culture from 1979 to 1987. He was banned from administering the sacraments in 1984 by Pope John Paul II, but it was restored by Pope Francis in 2019.
On 1 March 2020, Cardenal died of problems caused by heart and kidney disease, aged 95.
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Cardenal in Managua in 2001
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