Antonio José González Zumárraga

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Antonio José González Zumárraga
Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito
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Antonio José González Zumárraga's coat of arms.
See Quito
Installed June 1, 1985
Term ended March 21, 2003
Predecessor Pablo Muñoz Vega
Successor Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga
Created Cardinal February 21, 2001
Personal details
Born (1925-03-18)March 18, 1925
Pujili, Ecuador
Died October 13, 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 83)
Sangolquí, Ecuador
Styles of
Antonio González Zumárraga
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Quito (emeritus)

Antonio José González Zumárraga (March 18, 1925 – October 13, 2008) was an Ecuadorian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

González Zumárraga was born in Pujili, Ecuador. He was ordained priest on July 29, 1951 following studies at the San José seminary in Quito and the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, where he obtained a doctorate in canon law.[1]

He was made auxiliary bishop of Quito on May 17, 1969 (with the titular diocese of Tagarata) and was consecrated as bishop in Quito on June 15, 1969 by Cardinal Pablo Muñoz Vega, SJ, Archbishop of Quito.

He was made Bishop of Machala on June 30, 1978 and then Coadjutor Archbishop of Quito on June 28, 1980. He succeeded to full governance of the Archdiocese on June 1, 1985.[2]


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