Pope Announces New Cardinals


EDITORS NOTE: THE FOLLOWING WAS TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN COURTESY GOOGLE TRANSLATE.

During today’s Angelus, the Holy Father Francis has announced the names of the new cardinals who he will appoint in the consistory of 14 February next:

As previously announced, on February 14th will have the joy of holding a Consistory, during which I will appoint 15 new cardinals, who, coming from 14 countries on every continent, show the inseparable bond between the Church of Rome and the particular Churches present in the world.

Sunday, February 15 will preside at a solemn Mass with the new Cardinals, while the 12 and 13 February I will hold a consistory with all the cardinals to reflect on the guidelines and proposals for the reform of the Roman Curia.

The new cardinals are:

1 Mons. Dominique Mamberti, Titular Archbishop of Sagona, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

2 Mons. Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon (Portugal).

3 Mons. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM, Archbishop of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

4 Msgr. John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand).

5 Mons. Edoardo Menichelli, Archbishop of AnconaOsimo (Italy).

6 Mons. Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon, Archbishop of Hanoi (Vietnam).

7 Msgr. Alberto Suarez Inda, Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico).

8 Mons. Charles Maung Bo, SDB, Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar).

9 Mons. Kriengsak Kovitvanit, Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailand).

10 Mons. Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento (Italy).

11 Mons. Daniel Sturla, SDB, Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay).

12 Mons. Ricardo Blázquez Pérez, Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain).

13 Mons. José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan, OAR, Bishop David (Panama).

14 Mons. Arlindo Gomes Furtado, Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde Archipelago).

15 Mons. Soane Patita Paini Mafi, Bishop of Tonga (Tonga Islands).

Will join also to the members of the College of Cardinals 5 Archbishops and Bishops Emeriti who are distinguished for their pastoral charity in service to the Holy See and the Church. They represent many Bishops who, with the same care as pastors, they gave witness of love for Christ and the People of God in the particular Churches, both in the Roman Curia, both in the diplomatic service of the Holy See.

They are:

1 Mons. José de Jesús Rodríguez Pimiento, retired archbishop of Manizales.

2 Mons. Luigi De Magistris, Titular Archbishop of Nova, Pro-Penitentiary Emeritus.

3 Msgr. KarlJoseph Rauber, Titular Archbishop of Giubalziana, Apostolic Nuncio.

4 Mons. Luis Héctor Villalba, Archbishop Emeritus of Tucumán.

5 Mons. Julio Duarte Langa, Bishop Emeritus of XaiXai.

We pray for the new Cardinals so, renewing their love for Christ, are witnesses of his Gospel in the city of Rome and the world, and with their experience more intensely pastoral support me in my apostolic service.

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Brief biographies of the 20 cardinals that will be created by Pope Francis in the consistory of February 14, 2015
[main source for biographies: Bulletin of the Press Office of the Holy See]

S.E. Mons. Dominique MAMBERTI

Titular Archbishop of Sagona

Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
S.E. Mons. Dominique Mamberti was born in Marrakech, in the Archdiocese of Rabat (Morocco), March 7, 1952.
He was ordained priest on 20 September 1981 for the diocese of Ajaccio (Corsica France).
He holds a degree in Canon and Civil Law.

Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 March 1986, he lent his work later at the Pontifical Representations in Algeria, Chile, the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, Lebanon, and finally at the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.

On 18 May 2002 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan and Apostolic Delegate in Somalia and elected to the office holder of Sagona, with the dignity of archbishop. He received his episcopal consecration on 3 July 2002.

On 19 February 2004 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Eritrea.

On 15 September 2006 the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed him Secretary for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.

The November 8, 2014 Pope Francis named him Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

S.E. Mons. José Manuel MACÁRIO do NASCIMENTO CLEMENTE

Patriarch of Lisbon (Portugal)

S.E. Mons. José Manuel Macário do Nascimento Clemente was born in Torres Vedras, Patriarchate of Lisbon (Portugal), July 16, 1948.

After graduating in General History from the University of Lisboa, entered the Patriarchal Seminary Cristo Rei dos Olivais. He earned a doctorate in theology, with specialization in Historical Theology at the Catholic University of Portugal.

On 29 June 1979 he was ordained a priest and was incardinated in the Patriarchate of Lisbon.

In Patriarchate has played engagements Vice Rector and Rector of the Major Seminary, Professor of the Faculty of Theology at the Portuguese Catholic University, member of the Cathedral Chapter, the Council of Priests and the Pastoral Council.

On 6 November 1999 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II Titular Bishop of Pinhel and Auxiliary of Lisboa and received episcopal ordination on January 22, 2000.

On 22 February 2007 the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of the Diocese of Porto.

The May 18, 2013 Pope Francis named him Patriarch of Lisboa.

From 19 June 2013, the President of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, having been its Deputy Chairman. As part of the same conference has held the position of President of the Episcopal Commission for Culture, Cultural and Social Communications.

Author of numerous publications, from 2012 is member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

S.E. Mons. Berhaneyesus Demerew SOURAPHIEL, C. M.

Archbishop of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

S.E. Mons. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel was born July 14, 1948 in Tcheleleka, in the Apostolic Vicariate of Harar, nell’Etiopia Central.

In 1963 he entered the minor seminary of Guder, entrusted to the Vincentians. He studied philosophy at the Major Seminary Makanissa.

He was ordained a priest in Addis Ababa, July 4, 1976.

In 1980 he was elected delegate to the General Assembly of the Vincentians in Rome. During this time he graduated in Sociology at the Pontifical Gregorian University; returned to Addis Ababa in 1983. In 1990 he became superior of the Vincentian house in Addis Ababa.

In 1992 he was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Kaffa and Illubabor.

With the erection of the Apostolic Prefecture of JimmaBonga June 10, 1994, it became the first Apostolic Prefect.

On 7 November 1997 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Bita and Auxiliary of Addis Ababa. He received episcopal ordination on 25 January 1998.

On 16 June 1999, having vacated the seat Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa for the resignation of Card. Paulos Tzadua, has been appointed Chief vacant seat” of the same Archeparchy.

On 7 July 1999 the Holy Father John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

President of the Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia and Eritrea (since 1999); President of the Council of the Ethiopian Church (since 1998) and from July 2014 President AMECEA (Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa).

As President of the Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia and Eritrea participated in the recent III Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family (October 2014).

S.E. Msgr. John Dew

Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand)

S.E. Msgr. John Dew was born May 5, 1948 at Waipawa, then in the Archdiocese of Wellington, currently Diocese of Palmerston North.

He completed his ecclesiastical studies at Holy Name Seminary Christchurch and at the National Seminar of Holy Cross College in Mosgiel.

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Wellington May 9, 1976.

After ordination, he has made the following pastoral ministries: 1976-1979: Vicepastor at Upper Hutt; 1980-1982: Missionary and parish priest in the diocese of Rarotonga (Cook Islands); 1982-1987: Chaplain of Catholic immigrants in Wellington from the Cook Islands, and at the same time was commissioned dell’Archdiocesan Youth Ministry; 1988-1991: Director of Education for pupils in the National Seminar of Holy Cross in Mosgiel; 1991-1993: Study abroad at the Institute of St Anselm in Kent (England), where he obtained a Diploma in Pastoral Spirituality. From 1993 to 1995 he was pastor of St. Anne‘s Parish in Newtown.

On 1 April 1995 he was appointed titular Bishop of Privata and Auxiliary of Wellington (New Zealand). He received his episcopal consecration on 31 May of that year.

Promoted Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Wellington on 29 April 2004 he became Archbishop March 21, 2005.

Since April 1, 2005 is also Military Ordinary for New Zealand.

Since 2012 he has been President of the Episcopal Conference of New Zealand, and was also President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), from 2011 to May 2014.

As President of the Episcopal Conference of New Zealand participated in the recent III Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family (October 2014), where he was Speaker of the club less English A”.

S.E. Mons. Edward MENICHELLI

Archbishop of AnconaOsimo (Italy)

S.E. Mons. Edoardo Menichelli was born in Serripola San Severino Marche (Macerata Italy) October 14, 1939.

He attended grammar school and middle studies at the Seminary of San Severino Marche and the philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Regional Seminary Pius XI of Fano. In Rome, at the Pontifical Lateran University, he earned a licentiate in Pastoral Theology.

He was ordained a priest on July 3, 1965. The diocese of origin is San Severino Marche, which in 1986 was united to the Archdiocese of Camerino under the name of CamerinoSan Severino Marche.

After ordination, he served from 1965 to 1968 his work as vice pastor of the parish of St. Joseph in San Severino Marche and simultaneously also had the task of teacher of religion in state schools of the capital.

From 1968 until 1991 he worked as an Official at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

Later, from 1992 to 1994 he was called to work at the Congregation for Oriental Churches as Officer of the Secretariat. He also held the post of secretary to the then Prefect, Cardinal Achille Silvestrini. Meanwhile, he lent his work in the pastoral as Cooperator at the parish of SS. Hearts of Jesus and Mary and as chaplain of Mafalda Clinic. E was also the Associate Family Counseling of the Faculty of Medicine at the Gemelli Hospital. He took an active part in the Synod of the Diocese of Rome.

On June 10, 1994 he was appointed Archbishop of WonderedVasto.

On 8 January 2004 he was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of AnconaOsimo.

In the CEI, he served as Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of the Marche and Member of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education, the school and the university.

You Chaplain National AMCI, Italian Catholic Medical Association.

Appointed by the Pope to the recent III Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family (October 2014), where he was Speaker of the circle smaller Italian A”.

S.E. Mons. Pierre Nguyen Van NHON

Archbishop of Hanoi (Vietnam)

S.E. Mons. Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon was born on 1 aprile938 to Ðà Lat in Vietnam.

He studied in his country before receiving priestly ordination December 21, 1967.

The October 11, 1991 Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop coadjutor of Ðà Lat and was consecrated December 3 of that year.

It succeeded for coadiutoria as Bishop Ordinary of Ðà Lat March 23, 1994.

In 2007 he was elected President of the Vietnamese Episcopal Conference, a position held until 2013.

April 22, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hanoi, where he became archbishop after only a few weeks, on May 13, following the withdrawal of Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet.

S.E. Msgr. Alberto SUÁREZ INDA

Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico)

S.E. Msgr. Alberto Suárez Inda was born in Celaya January 30, 1939. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Seminary of Morelia and at the Gregorian University in Urbe, obtaining a Licentiate in Philosophy.

He was ordained a priest on August 8, 1964, incardinated in the Archdiocese of Morelia. When was erected the Diocese of Celaya (13 October 1973), went on to be part of the clergy of the new district.

On November 5, 1985 he was appointed Bishop of Tacambaro and received episcopal ordination December 20 next.

On 20 January 1995, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico).

S.E. Msgr. Charles Maung BO, S.D.B.

Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar)

S.E. Msgr. Charles Maung Bo, SDB, was born in Mohla, in the Archdiocese of Mandalay, October 29, 1948

Entered and was ordained priest April 9, 1976.

From 1985 he was Prefect Apostolic Prefecture in Lashio

On July 7, 1990, with the elevation of the Prefecture for the Diocese, was appointed the first bishop of Lashio and received episcopal consecration December 16 of the same year.

The Holy Father John Paul II then appointed Bishop of Pathein, March 13, 1996.

From 15 May 2003, Metropolitan Archbishop of Yangon.

President of the Episcopal Conference of Myanmar, 2000-2006.

S.E. Mons. Kriengsak Kovitvanit

Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailand)

S.E. Mons. Kriengsak Kovitvanit was born June 27, 1949 at Ban Rak, Archdiocese of Bangkok.

He studied at the Seminary of St. Joseph in Sampran. Sent to Rome, he studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Urban University (1970-1976), residing at the Urban College.

He was ordained a priest on July 11, 1976 for the Archdiocese of Bangkok.

In the same year he was assistant priest of the Nativity of Mary Church in Ban Pan; in the years 1977-1979 assistant priest dell’Epiphany Church in Koh Go; then ViceRector of the Minor Seminary of St. Joseph in Sampran (1979-1981). In Rome from 1982 to 1983, he studied in spirituality at the Gregorian University. Returning home, he was for six years Rector of the Seminary intermediate Holy Family, in Nakhon Ratchasima; then, from 1989 to 1993, under secretary of the Episcopal Conference; yet, in the years 1992-2000, the Rector of the National Major Seminary Lux Mundi in Sampran.

Extraordinary professor at the major seminary of Sampran since 2001, was pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hua Take (2000-2003), then pastor of the Cathedral and the Secretary of the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, 2003-2007.

March 7, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Nakhon Sawan. He received his episcopal consecration on 2 June.

From 14 May 2009 Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailand).

Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Thailand, since 2009.

S.E. Mons. Francesco MONTENEGRO

Archbishop of Agrigento (Italy)

S.E. Mons. Francesco Montenegro was born in Messina May 22, 1946. He completed his high school studies, high school students and those in philosophy and theology in the Seminary of St. Pius X of Messina.

He received priestly ordination on August 8, 1969 with incardinated in the Archdiocese of Messina.

He attended courses in Pastoral Theology at the Ignatianum of Messina; 1969-1971 has exercised his priestly ministry in a suburban area of the city; 1971-1988 was private secretary, later, the Archbishop Mons. Francesco Fasola, of bm, and Mons. Ignatius Reedy.

It was in the years 1988-1998 pastor of the Parish of St. Clement in Messina; from 1988 he was Director of Caritas, Regional Director of Caritas and regional representative to the national Caritas.

He also held the following positions: Teacher of Religion, Assistant Diocesan Italian Sports Center, diocesan director of the Apostleship of Prayer, Checklist Chapter dell’Archimandritato, Rector of the Shrine of St. Rita Church and Spiritual Director of the Minor Seminary. He was Member of the Council of Priests.

From 1997 to 2000 he was ProVicar General of the Archdiocese of MessinaLipariSaint Lucia del Mela and since 1998 Canon of the Cathedral Chapter Protometropolitano of Messina.

Elected titular of Aurusuliana and appointed Auxiliary of MessinaLipariSaint Lucia del Mela March 18, 2000, he received episcopal consecration April 29 of that year.

From May 2003 to May 2008, he was President of the Italian Caritas.

The February 23, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Agrigento

In the CEI, from 2013 he has been Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Migration and President of the Foundation Migrantes”.

S.E. Mons. Daniel Sturla, S.D.B.

Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)

S.E. Mons. Daniel Sturla, SDB, was born July 4, 1959 in Montevideo.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Civil Law in the Instituto Juan XXIII, he studied philosophy and Educational Sciences Instituto Miguel Rúa the Salesians in Montevideo.

He studied theology in the then Instituto Theological Uruguay Mons. Mariano Soler, ottenendovi a licentiate in theology in 2006.

He joined the Institute of the Salesian Province of Uruguay at the end of the seventies of the last century. Made his novitiate in 1979 and made his first religious profession January 31, 1980.

On 21 November 1987 he was ordained a priest.

As a priest he held the following ministries: Vicar of the Salesian Novitiate and Post-Novitiate, Director Aspirantate Salesian and Master of Novices, Director of Preuniversity Juan XXIII and Professor of Church History.

On 28 October 2008 he was appointed Inspector Salesian Uruguay and shortly after he was elected President of the Conference of Religious of Uruguay.

On 10 December 2011 he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI Titular Bishop of Felbes and auxiliary of Montevideo.

The February 11, 2014 Pope Francis promoted him Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)

Inside the Episcopal Conference of Uruguay has received the assignments of Head of the Department of Missions and the Laity.

S.E. Mons. Ricardo BLÁZQUEZ PÉREZ

Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain)

S.E. Mons. Ricardo Blázquez Pérez was born in Villanueva del Campillo (Avila), on April 3, 1942. He studied in the Minor and Major Seminaries of Avila (1955-1967) and later earned a doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (1967-1972). In addition to collaborating in the preparation of many documents of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, has published many books and articles of Theology.

Ordained a priest February 18, 1967, has held the following positions: Secretary Abulense Institute (1972-1976); Professor of Theology (1974-1988) and Dean (1978-1981) at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, which from 2000 to 2004 was Chancellor.

Elected Titular Bishop. Germa of Galatia and Auxiliary of Santiago de Compostela on April 8, 1988, was ordained May 29 next.

On 26 May 1992 he was transferred to Palencia

On September 8, 1995 he was appointed Bishop of Bilbao.

March 13, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI promoted him archbishop of Valladolid.

President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference in March 2014, a post he had held from 2005 to 2008, while from 2008 to 2014 he was Vice President.

Within the Spanish Episcopal Conference was also the first member (1988-1993) and then President of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith (1993-2003).

As President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference participated in the recent III Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family (October 2014).

S.E. Mons. José Luis LACUNZA Maestrojuan, O.A.R.

Bishop David (Panama)

S.E. Mons. José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan was born in Pamplona, Spain, February 24, 1944.

He studied at the minor seminary of San Jose PP. Augustinians to Artieda; Then he attended the courses in Zaragoza philosophical, and theological studies in the major seminary Augustinian Nuestra Señora de la Consolación in Pamplona.

He made his solemn profession in the Order of Augustinian Recollects September 16, 1967 and was ordained a priest July 13, 1969 in Pamplona.

About two years later he was sent to Panama, where he was rector of Colego San Agustín, Rector of Santa María la Antigua and president of the Federation of Catholic Schools.

He was appointed Titular Bishop of Partenia and Auxiliary of Panama December 30, 1985 and consecrated January 18, 1986.

On 29 October 1994 the Holy Father John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Chitre.

On 2 July 1999 he was appointed Bishop of David.

He was President of the Episcopal Conference of Panama for two terms (2000-2004 and 2007-2013).

S.E. Mons. Arlindo GOMES FURTADO,

Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde Archipelago)

S.E. Mons. Arlindo Gomes Furtado was born November 15, 1949 in Santa Catarina, in the Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde. He studied in Rome and at the Biblicum, obtaining a licentiate in Sacred Scripture.

He was ordained a priest on July 18, 1976.

After ordination, he has held the positions of assistant priest (1976-1978); Diocesan Chancellor and Treasurer (1978-1984); Chaplain of the CapeVerdian in the Netherlands (1985-1986). From 1986 to 1990 he performed in Rome Studies of Holy Scripture. Returning home was Professor (1990-1996); Vicar General and then pastor (1996-2003).

On 9 December 2003 the Holy Father John Paul II appointed him first bishop of the new diocese of Mindelo.

22 July 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde.

S.E. Mons. Soane Patita Paini MAFI

Bishop of Tonga (Tonga Islands)

S.E. Mons. Soane Patita Paini Mafi was born December 19, 1961, in Nuku’alofa, on the island of Tongatapu, in the diocese of Tonga. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pacific Regional Seminar in Fiji.

He was ordained priest on 29 June 1991.

After ordination he was parish priest at Ha’apai (1992-1994); Vicar General and Pastor in Nuku’alofa, from 1995 to 1997. For two years, from 1998 to 1999 has made Higher Studies of Psychology at Loyola College in Baltimore in the US. Returning home, he was parish priest in Houma (1999-2000); then Professor and trainer at the Pacific Regional Seminar in Fiji since 2003 and ViceRector of the same seminary.

On 28 June 2007, the Holy Father Benedict XVI has appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Tonga (Kingdom of Tonga)

President of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific Ocean, in 2010. As President of the Episcopal Conference participated in the recent III Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family (October 2014).

S.E. Mons. José de Jesús Rodríguez PIMIENTO

Archbishop Emeritus of Manizales

S.E. Mons. José de Jesús Rodríguez was born in Zapatoca Pimiento, in the diocese of Socorro y San Gil, IL18 February 1919.

He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the minor seminary of San Gil and in the Major of Bogotá.

Ordained December 14, 1941 for the Diocese of Socorro y San Gil, has exercised the priestly ministry as coadjutor vicar in several parishes, seminary professor, chaplain in the hospital of San Gil and Coordinator of Acción Social and Catholic Action in Curia Episcopal.

Elected by Pope Pius XII Titular Bishop of Tolerance and Auxiliary Pasto June 14, 1955, he received episcopal consecration August 28 of that year.

On 30 December 1959, the Pope John XXIII appointed him Bishop of Monteria.

He participated as a Council Father to all sessions of the Second Vatican Council.

Pope Paul VI appointed him Bishop of Garzón February 29, 1964.

Promoted by the Holy Father John Paul II, Archbishop of Manizales May 22, 1975, has held the archdiocese for 21 years, until 15 October 1996. Then he served his time as a missionary in the parish of Turbo, in the diocese of Apartadó.

For two consecutive terms from 1972 to 1978 he was President of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia.

He took part in the General Conference of Latin American Bishops (CELALM) of Medellín (1968); Puebla (1979) and Santo Domingo (1992).

Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese native (Socorro y San Gil) from November 2001 to June 2003.

S.E. Msgr. Luigi De Magistris

Titular Archbishop of Nova

Pro-Penitentiary Emeritus

S.E. Msgr. Luigi De Magistris was born February 23, 1926 in Cagliari.

He was ordained a priest on 12 April 1952 with incardinated to the Archdiocese of Cagliari.

He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Lateran University.

Since 1952 has exercised the sacred ministry in his archdiocese, in various tasks.

On 1 October 1958, he was hired to serve as Secretary of the Holy See at the Lateran.

Since February 1959 he lent his work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as a substitute before Notaro, Sommista then.

In February 1969 he was transferred as clerk of the Council for Public Affairs of the Church.

He was regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary from 2 May 1979.

On 6 March 1996 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Nova and consecrated on April 28.

On 22 November 2001 he was appointed Pro-Penitentiary, a position he held until 7 October 2003.

It was Consultor of the Congregations for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Causes of Saints, for the Evangelization of Peoples; for the Clergy and the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei”.

S.E. Msgr. KarlJoseph RAUBER

Titular Archbishop of Giubalziana

Apostolic Nuncio

S.E. Msgr. KarlJoseph Rauber was born in Nuremberg, in the diocese of Bamberg, the April 11, 1934.

Graduated in 1950 at the St.Michaels-Gymnasium Benedictine in Metten, he studied theology and philosophy at the University of Mainz.

He was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Mainz February 28, 1959.

In 1962 he moved to Rome for her doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University and entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 October 1966, he lent his work at the Secretary of State until 1977, head of the German section at last; later in the Apostolic Nunciature in Belgium, then Greece, then Charge d’Affaires ai the Papal Representation in Uganda.

On 18 December 1982 he was appointed Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Uganda and elected Titular Archbishop of Giubalziana. He received episcopal consecration January 6, 1983.

He returned from the mission in Uganda, from 22 January 1990 to 16 March 2003 he was President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

On 16 March 1993 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

On 25 April 1997 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Hungary and Moldova.

On 22 February 2003 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium and Luxembourg, concluding the mandates in June and July 2009.

S.E. Mons. Luis Héctor VILLALBA

Archbishop Emeritus of Tucumán

S.E. Mons. Luis Héctor Villalba was born in Buenos Aires on October 11, 1934. He entered the seminary in 1952 after earning the title of Perito mercantil in state schools.

He was ordained a priest on September 24, 1960.

In 1961 he obtained a licentiate in theology and Church History at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

In 1967 he was appointed prefect of the major seminary and professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires. In 1968 he became the first director of vocations San Jose, where the aspirants to the priesthood Archdiocese prepare for courses in philosophy and theology. From 1969 to 1971 he was dean of the Faculty of Theology and in 1972 he was named pastor of St. Rose of Lima to Buenos Aires.

On 20 October 1984 he was elected Titular Bishop of Ofena and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires.

On 16 July 1991 he was transferred to the seat of San Martín.

It was Archbishop of Tucumán from 8 July 1999 to 10 June 2011.

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago del Estero from August 2005 to May 2006.

In the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, was First VicePresident for two consecutive terms (2005-2008 and 2008-2011), being the then President Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Card. Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Previously, he was president of the Episcopal Commission for Catechesis and the member for the Apostolate of the Laity.

S.E. Mons. Júlio DUARTE LANGA

Bishop Emeritus of XaiXai

S.E. Mons. Julio Duarte Langa was born October 27, 1927 in Mangunze, in today’s Diocese of XaiXai.

He attended school before the Seminary of Magude, then in that of Namaacha, in the then Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo).

He was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) June 9, 1957.

Assistant pastor and then pastor in Mission MALAISSE, was then appointed diocesan consultor, member of the Council of Priests and finally Vicar General of the diocese. Deep knowledge of local languages, oversaw the vernacular translation of the texts of the Second Vatican Council.

The May 31, 1976 Pope Paul VI appointed him bishop of the Diocese of João Belo, which from 1 October of that year changed the name in XaiXai. He received episcopal consecration October 24, 1976.

He governed the diocese of XaiXai for 28 years, becoming Emeritus June 24, 2004.

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