Arturo Tabera Araoz

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Arturo Tabera Araoz
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Lirbe (titluar see)

Arturo Tabera Araoz J.C.D. (29 October 1903 – 13 June 1975) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes.

Arturo Tabera Araoz was born in Barco, near Ávila, Spain. He joined the Congregation of Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in May 1915. He was educated at the Claretian Seminary, and the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum "S. Apollinare" in Rome where he earned a doctorate in canon law.

Priesthood[edit]

He was ordained on 22 December 1928. He was from 1930 until 1946 a faculty member of the Theological School of Zafra, Badajoz; director of the journal Ilustración del Clero, Madrid; staff member of the journal Commemoratium pro religiosis, Rome; secretary of the prefecture of studies of his congregation; founder of the journal Vida religiosa, Rome; vice-postulator of the cause of beatification of Marcelo Spinola y Maestre, Archbishop of Seville.

Episcopate[edit]

Pope Pius XII appointed him titular bishop of Lirbe and apostolic administrator of Barbastro, Spain on 16 February 1946. He was transferred to the diocese of Albacete on 13 May 1950. He attended the Second Vatican Council in Rome. He was promoted to the metropolitan see of Pamplona by Pope Paul VI on 23 July 1968.

Cardinalate[edit]

He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio in the consistory of 28 April 1969 by Pope Paul. He was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on 20 February 1971. His successor in the pastoral government of the archdiocese was announced on 4 December 1971. Pope Paul appointed him as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes on 8 September 1973. He died in 1975 in Rome.

Preceded by
Ildebrando Antoniutti
Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes
8 September 1973 – 13 June 1975
Succeeded by
Eduardo Francisco Pironio