Leopoldo Brenes

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His Eminence
Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano
Cardinal Archbishop of Managua
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Archdiocese Managua
See Managua
Appointed 1 April 2005
Predecessor Miguel Obando y Bravo
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of San Gioacchino ai Prati di Castello
Ordination 16 August 1974
by Miguel Obando y Bravo
Consecration 19 March 1988
by Miguel Obando y Bravo
Created Cardinal 22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1949-03-07) March 7, 1949 (age 65)
Ticuantepe Nicaragua
Nationality Nicaraguan
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano (Ticuantepe, 7 March 1949) is a Nicaraguan cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the archbishop of Managua since 2005. Before he was bishop of Matagalpa from 1991 until 2005.

Pope Francis announced that on 22 February 2014 the archbishop, along with 18 others, will be inducted into the College of Cardinals.[1]

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  1. ^ Pope Francis announces names of new Cardinals - Vatican Radio, 12 January 2014

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