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Joseph Cardinal Cordeiro
Archbishop of Karachi
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Elected||07 May 1958|
|In office||11 February 1994|
|Predecessor||James Cornelius van Miltenburg O.F.M.|
|Successor||Simeon Anthony Pereira|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte (1973-94)|
|Ordination||24 August 1946|
|Consecration||07 May 1958|
by Archbishop James Cornelius van Miltenburg, O.F.M.
|Created cardinal||05 March 1973|
by Pope Paul VI
|Birth name||Joseph Marie Anthony Cordeiro|
|Born||19 January 1918|
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
|Died||11 February 1994 (aged 76)|
Holy Family Hospital, Karachi
|Buried||Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Karachi|
|Parents||Dr. Peter Cordeiro(Father) Elvine Cordeiro(Mother)|
|Previous post||President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan (1958-1994)|
|Education||Master of Arts|
|Alma mater||St Patrick's High School, Karachi.|
University of Bombay.
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Joseph Marie Anthony Cordeiro
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Ordination history of
Cordeiro was educated at St Patrick's High School, Karachi, the University of Bombay and Oxford University. He received his religious training at the Papal Seminary in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and was ordained a priest in Karachi, Pakistan on 24 August 1946.
In 1950 he was appointed Vice Principal of St Patrick's High School, Karachi. From 1952 he served as principal of St Francis Grammar School in Quetta and as rector of the St. Pius X Minor Seminary in Quetta. On 7 May 1958, he was appointed Archbishop of Karachi, with his seat at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Karachi.
He attended the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), the First Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City (1967), the First Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City (1969) and the Second Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City (1971). He was elected a member of the Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops (1971).
He was the first Pakistani cardinal, a position elevated by Pope Paul VI (1973). He attended both papal conclaves in 1978, and was mentioned as papabile by Time Magazine after Pope John Paul I's death.
From 1958 until his death, Cordeiro was president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan.
On 6 May 2011, The Old Patricians (former students of St Patrick's school) presented the Joseph Cardinal Cordeiro Gold Medal to the top student from the Cambridge A level section at the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary of the school.
His Alma Mater, St. Patrick’s High School named the Cardinal Cordeiro Silver Jubilee Auditorium in his honor.
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- The Old Patricians website accessed 8 April 2012 Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
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