Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour

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Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour (born '1944', 'Montevideo') is a Uruguayan Roman Catholic activist, Distinguished Professor, and leader. Carriquiry Lecour is trained as an attorney and has been the leader of the Catholic Youth and University student movements in Uruguay. He held a key position in the Pontifical Council for the Laity. On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Pope Francis confirmed him in his role as Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.[1] On 2 May 2014, Pope Francis appointed him the Vice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.[2]

Carriquiry Lecour wrote a major work on the Catholic Church in Latin America, Una apuesta por America Latina (A Commitment to Latin America)[3] This 2005 work had an introduction by Jorge Bergoglio, who would later be Pope Francis.

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