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Pedro Casaldáliga CMF, born Pere Casaldàliga i Pla (16 February 1928 – 8 August 2020), was a Catalan-born Brazilian prelate of the Catholic Church.

He led the Territorial Prelature of São Félix, Brazil, from 1970 to 2005. In 1971, he became a bishop. He was a well known humanitarian and human rights activist.

Casaldáliga was one of the best known experts of liberation theology. He was born in Balsareny, Catalonia.

On 4 August 2020, Casaldáliga was hospitalized in Batatais, Brazil for a respiratory infection caused by his Parkinson's disease. He died four days later on 8 August, aged 92.

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