José Freire Falcão

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Jose Freire Falcão
Archbishop Emeritus of Brasília
José Freire Falcão.jpg
Photograph taken on 9 March 2003.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed15 February 1984
Term ended28 January 2004
PredecessorJosé Newton de Almeida Baptista
SuccessorJoão Braz de Aviz
Ordination19 June 1949
Consecration17 June 1967
by José de Medeiros Delgado
Created cardinal28 June 1988
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Birth nameJosé Freire Falcão
Born (1925-10-23) 23 October 1925 (age 93)
Ererê, Brazil
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MottoServir em humildade
Coat of armsJose Freire Falcão's coat of arms

José Freire Falcão[pronunciation?] (born 23 October 1925) is a Brazilian Roman Catholic cardinal and the former Archbishop of Brasília. He is also the current Cardinal-Priest of San Luca a Via Prenestina since he was made a cardinal in 1988.

Just six months short of turning 80 he served as one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

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External links[edit]

  • "Falcão Card. José Freire". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  • José Falcão Freire
  • Catholic Hierarchy