Estanislao Esteban Karlic

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Estanislao Esteban Karlic
Archbishop Emeritus of Paraná
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed1 April 1986
Term ended29 April 2003
PredecessorAdolfo Servando Tortolo
SuccessorMario Luis Bautista Maulión
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Beata Maria Addolorata a piazza Buenos Aires (2007-)
Ordination25 October 1942
by Zenobio Lorenzo Guilland
Consecration15 August 1957
by Raúl Francisco Primatesta
Created cardinal24 November 2007
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth nameEstanislao Esteban Karlic
Born (1926-02-07) 7 February 1926 (age 93)
Oliva, Argentina
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Alma materPontifical Gregorian University
Coat of armsEstanislao Esteban Karlic's coat of arms
Styles of
Estanislao Karlic
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeParaná (emeritus)

Estanislao Esteban Karlic (born February 7, 1926) is an Argentine Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Paraná from 1986 to 2003, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007.


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.[1] 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.[2] He believes that “the family is the sanctuary of love and of life” and that “the human community is destined for fraternity”.[3]


External links[edit]

  • "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
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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adolfo Servando Tortolo
Archbishop of Paraná
Succeeded by
Mario Luis Bautista Maulión