Alexandre José Maria dos Santos

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Alexandre José Maria dos Santos

Archbishop Emeritus of Maputo
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseMaputo
SeeMaputo
Appointed18 September 1976[1]
Retired22 February 2003
PredecessorCustódio Alvim Pereira
SuccessorFrancisco Chimoio
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali (1988-)
Orders
Ordination25 June 1953
by Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira
Consecration9 March 1975
by Agnelo Rossi
Created cardinal28 June 1988
by Pope John Paul II
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameAlexandre José Maria dos Santos
Born (1924-03-18) 18 March 1924 (age 95)
Zavala, Mozambique
Previous postArchbishop of Laurençco Marques (1974-76)[2]
MottoServir e não ser servido ("To serve, not to be served")
Coat of armsAlexandre José Maria dos Santos's coat of arms

Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, O.F.M. (born 18 March 1924) is a Roman Catholic Mozambican cardinal. He was the first native cardinal of Mozambique.

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

He was born in Zavala, Mozambique. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1953. He was archbishop of Maputo, between 1975 and 2003. On 26 June 1988 he was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II, and given the titular church of San Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As the Archbishop of Maputo after it was renamed.
  2. ^ The Archdiocese became the Maputo archdiocese but it held as a different position.
  3. ^ Cardinal Title S. Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali GCatholic.org

External links[edit]

  • "Santos Card. Alexandre José Mária dos, O.F.M." Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  • Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos bio