Fernando Sebastián Aguilar

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His Eminence
Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, CMF
Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela
See Pamplona y Tudela
In office 1993–2007
Predecessor Jose Maria Lachiondo
Successor Francisco Perez Gonzales
Ordination 28 June 1953
Consecration 29 September 1979
by Vicente Cardinal Enriquez y Tarancon
Created Cardinal 22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1929-12-14) 14 December 1929 (age 86)
Catalayud, Spain
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Motto Veritas in Caritate
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Fernando Sebastián Aguilar CMF (Calatayud, 14 December 1929) has been a Spanish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church since 2014.


Aguilar obtained a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in 1957 with a dissertation entitled “Maternitatis divinae diversa ratio apud Didacum Alvarez et Franciscum Suarez”.[1]

He is the archbishop emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela having been archbishop from 26 March 1993 until 31 July 2007 when he was succeeded by Francisco Pérez González. Before he was bishop of León from 22 August 1979 until 28 July 1983 when he stepped down. He became archbishop co-adjutor of Granada on 8 April 1988.

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Fernando Sebastian Aguilar
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Pope Francis announced on 12 January 2014 that on 22 February the archbishop, along with 18 others, would be inducted into the College of Cardinals.[2]

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