António Marto

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D. António Cardinal Marto

Cardinal, Bishop of Leiria-Fátima
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António Marto in 2015.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed22 April 2006
Installed25 June 2006
PredecessorSerafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (2018-)
Ordination7 November 1971
Consecration11 February 2001
by Joaquim Gonçalves
Created cardinal28 June 2018
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Birth nameAntónio Augusto dos Santos Marto
Born (1947-05-05) 5 May 1947 (age 72)
Tronco, Chaves, Portugal
ParentsSerafim Augusto Marto
Maria da Purificação Correia dos Santos
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Alma materPontifical Gregorian University
MottoServidores da vossa alegria ("Servants of Your joy")
Coat of armsD. António Cardinal Marto's coat of arms

António Augusto dos Santos Marto GCC (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniu ˈmaɾtu]; born 5 May 1947) is a Portuguese prelate of the Catholic Church. He has served as the Bishop of Leiria-Fátima since 2006. Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 28 June 2018.


António Marto was born on 5 May 1947 in Chaves, Portugal. He was ordained to the priesthood on 7 November 1971.[1]

He earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1978.[1] His doctoral thesis was titled "Esperança cristã e futuro do homem. Doutrina escatológica do Concílio Vaticano II" (Christian Hope and the Future of Man: The Eschatological Doctrine of the Second Vatican Council).[2]

Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Braga on 10 November 2000, assigning him the titular see of Tamata,[3] and he was consecrated a bishop on 11 February 2001.[1] He chose as his episcopal motto "Servidores da vossa alegria" (Servants of your joy).[2] John Paul II later appointed him as the Bishop of Viseu on 22 April 2004.[4]

Pope Benedict XVI named him Bishop of Leiria-Fátima on 22 April 2006.[5]

On 20 May 2018, Pope Francis announced he would make Marto a cardinal on 28 June.[6] At the 28 June consistory, he was assigned the titular church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Annuncio di Concistoro il 29 giugno per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali, 20.05.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Quem é D. António Marto, o novo cardeal português?" [Who is D. António Marto, the new Portuguese cardinal?]. Rádio Renascença (in Portuguese). 20 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.11.2000" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 November 2000. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 22.04.2004" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2 April 2004. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 22.04.2006" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ Tornielli, Andrea (20 May 2018). "Concistoro a giugno, ecco i nuovi cardinali di Francesco" (in Italian). La Stampa. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli, 28.06.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
António Ramos Monteir
Bishop of Viseu
22 April 2004 – 25 June 2006
Succeeded by
Ilídio Pinto Leandro
Preceded by
Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva
Bishop of Leiria-Fátima
25 June 2006 – present
Preceded by
Cormac Murphy O'Connor
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
28 June 2018 – present