Gantin, Cardinal. Bernardin b. May 8, 1922 d. May 13, 2008 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Deemed for years to become the first African Pope, Bernardin Gantin spent thirty one years at the Vatican, fifteen of which as the powerful prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and nearly a decade as Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals. A native of Toffo, Dahomey, present day Benin, he was the son of a railroad employee. Entering seminary in Ouidah, he was ordained priest on January 14, 1951 in Cotonou by Msgr. Louis Parisot SMA. Serving as faculty member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Grand Seminary Of Saint Gall, Ouidah, Atlantique, Benin Plot: Seminary Chapel, Beside The Altar, Next To The Vault Which Houses The Remains Of Archbishop Louis Parisot SMA., (1885 - 1960).