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Charles Asa Schleck, CSC (July 5, 1925 – July 12, 2011) was a Roman Catholic prelate, who served as undersecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, from 1995 to 2000.

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Schleck was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1950 he completed a Bachelor of Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Congregation of Holy Cross on 22 December, 1951, aged 26. Schleck continued his studies at the Angelicum completing a licentiate in 1952 and doctorate in theology 1953 with a dissertation entitled A Study of Sacramental Grace in General..[1]

On February 10, 1995, he was appointed undersecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and titular Archbishop of Africa by Pope John Paul II. He was ordained a bishop on April 1, 1995, aged 69, and retired in 2000.[2][3]

He died on July 12, 2011, shortly after his 86th birthday, holding the positions of Official Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and titular Archbishop of Africa.

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