Estanislao Esteban Karlic
Estanislao Esteban Karlic
|Archbishop Emeritus of Paraná|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||1 April 1986|
|Term ended||29 April 2003|
|Predecessor||Adolfo Servando Tortolo|
|Successor||Mario Luis Bautista Maulión|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Addolorata a piazza Buenos Aires (2007-)|
|Ordination||25 October 1942|
by Zenobio Lorenzo Guilland
|Consecration||15 August 1957|
by Raúl Francisco Primatesta
|Created cardinal||24 November 2007|
by Pope Benedict XVI
|Birth name||Estanislao Esteban Karlic|
|Born||7 February 1926|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Gregorian University|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Estanislao Karlic was born in Oliva, Villa María, to an immigrant Croatian family. He studied at the Major Seminary of Córdoba, and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from where he obtained a licentiate in theology. Following his ordination to the priesthood on December 8, 1954, Karlic served as superior of the philosophy section of the Major Seminary of Córdoba, where he was also professor of theology.
On June 6, 1977, Karlic was appointed titular bishop of Castrum by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 15 from Cardinal Raúl Francisco Primatesta, with Bishops Alfredo Disandro and Cándido Rubiolo serving as co-consecrators. Karlic was later named Coadjutor Archbishop of and Apostolic Administrator of Paraná on January 19, 1983, eventually succeeding to the post of its Archbishop on April 1, 1986. From 1986 to 1992, he was a member of the commission for the redaction of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. In 1999, Karlic called for unity among the people of the Western Hemisphere and for the respect of small nations' cultures. He served as President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for two successive terms (1996–1999, 1999–2002) before resigning as Paraná's archbishop on April 29, 2003, after seven years of service.
Pope Benedict XVI created him Cardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Vergine Addolorata a piazza Buenos Aires in the consistory of November 24, 2007. As he was beyond the age of 80 at the time of his elevation, Karlic will never be eligible to participate in a papal conclave.
Cardinal Karlic is seen as theologically moderate and as a conciliator between conservative and liberal factions in the Argentine Church. He believes that “the family is the sanctuary of love and of life” and that “the human community is destined for fraternity”.
- The Observer. Bishop hopes for united world October 11, 1999
- Latinamerica Press. Catholic bishops tend to be progressive on social issues but conservative in all other areas Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine September 11, 2000
- Catholic News Agency. First and primary mission of disciple is to proclaim God, Argentine archbishop says May 17, 2007
- "Karlic Card. Estanislao Esteban". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- Catholic-Hierarchy [self-published]
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
- bio at catholic-pages.com
|Catholic Church titles|
Adolfo Servando Tortolo
| Archbishop of Paraná
Mario Luis Bautista Maulión