Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo

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Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo
Cardinal, Archbishop of Mérida
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseMérida
SeeMérida
Appointed30 October 1991
PredecessorMiguel Antonio Salas Salas
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio (2016-)
Orders
Ordination30 July 1967
by Miguel Antonio Salas Salas
Consecration17 September 1983
by José Lebrún Moratinos
Created cardinal19 November 2016
by Pope Francis
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1944-10-10) 10 October 1944 (age 74)
Caracas, Venezuela
Previous post
Motto"In Nomine Tuo"
(In Your name)
Coat of armsBaltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo
History
Priestly ordination
Date30 July 1967
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJosé Alí Lebrún Moratinos
Co-consecratorsMiguel Antonio Salas Salas, CIM
Domingo Roa Peréz
Date17 September 1983
Cardinalate
Elevated byPope Francis
Date19 November 2016
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo as principal consecrator
Juan Maria Leonardi Villasmil8 April 1994
Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, OFM Cap.20 January 1996
Ramiro Diaz Sánchez, OMI26 April 1997
Luis Alfonso Márquez Molina, CIM12 January 2002
Ramon José Viloria Pinzon, SOD7 February 2004
Alfredo Enrique Torres Rondón13 September 2012
Raúl Biord Castillo8 February 2014
Juan de Dios Peña Rojas4 July 2015
Styles of
Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo (born 10 October 1944) is a Venezuelan Roman Catholic cardinal and the current Archbishop of Mérida. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1967 and later consecrated to the episcopate in 1983 while Pope Francis created him a cardinal on 19 November 2016.

He is the Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio.

Life[edit]

Monsignor Porras.

Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo was born on 10 October 1944 in Caracas.

He was ordained to the priesthood on 30 July 1967. He was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Mérida on 23 July 1983 and received his episcopal consecration on 17 September 1983 from Cardinal José Lebrún Moratinos. He was later appointed the Archbishop of Mérida on 31 October 1991 and replaced Miguel Antonio Salas Salas who had ordained him as a priest. In June 2009 he and other Venezuelan bishops visited Pope Benedict XVI for their "ad limina" visit.

Pope Francis on 9 October 2016 announced that he would create him a cardinal on 19 November 2016.

Francis made him a member of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on 23 December 2017.[1]

Pope Francis named him Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Caracas on 9 July 2018.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 23.12.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Venezuela. Papa accetta rinuncia arcivescovo di Caracas, card. Urosa Savino". Vatican News (in Italian). 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Miguel Antonio Salas Salas, CIM
Archbishop of Merida
1991-present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Giacomo Biffi
Cardinal Priest of Santi Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio
2016-present