Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga

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His Eminence
Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga
Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Quito
Province Quito
Diocese Archdiocese of Quito
See Cathedral of Quito
Installed 21 March 2003
Term ended 11 September 2010
Predecessor Antonio José González Zumárraga
Successor Fausto Trávez Trávez
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Via
Orders
Ordination 28 July 1957
by Leonidas Eduardo Proaño Villalba
Consecration 21 May 1972
by Pablo Muñoz Vega
Created Cardinal 20 November 2010
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1934-01-01) 1 January 1934 (age 80)
Riobamba, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (born 1 January 1934 in Riobamba) is the Archbishop Emeritus of Quito. He served as archbishop of Quito and the Primate of Ecuador from 2003 to 2010 when Fausto Trávez Trávez was appointed to replace Archbishop Vela Chiriboga.

Pope Benedict XVI elevated Vela Chiriboga to the status of cardinal at a consistory on 20 November 2010, becoming Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Via. He participated in the papal conclave of 2013.

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