Ramón José Castellano

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Ramón José Castellano
Archbishop of Córdoba
Appointed26 March 1958
Term ended19 January 1965
PredecessorFermín Emilio Lafitte
SuccessorRaúl Francisco Primatesta
Ordination18 September 1926
Consecration28 April 1946
by Fermín Emilio Lafitte
Personal details
Born(1903-02-15)15 February 1903
Died27 January 1979(1979-01-27) (aged 75)
Córdoba, Argentina
BuriedCathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Córdoba, Argentina
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (1945-1958)
  • Titular Bishop of Flavias (1945-1958)
  • Titular Archbishop of Iomnium (1965-1970)
Ordination history of
Ramón José Castellano
Priestly ordination
Date18 September 1926
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorFermín Emilio Lafitte
Co-consecratorsFroilán Ferreira Reinafé,
Alfonso María Buteler
Date28 April 1946
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Ramón José Castellano as principal consecrator
Horacio Arturo Gómez Dávila31 August 1958
Enrique A. Angelelli Carletti12 March 1961

Ramón José Castellano (15 February 1903 – 27 January 1979) was the Argentine Archbishop of Córdoba, known to have ordained to the Catholic priesthood Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., who later became Pope Francis.[1]

Castellano was born in the community of Villa Dolores in the Province of Cordoba. On 18 September 1926 he was ordained as a priest, at the age of 23, for the then-Diocese of Córdoba, predecessor to the archdiocese. At the age of 42 he was appointed to be both the auxiliary bishop of Córdoba and the titular bishop of Flavias, for which he was consecrated as a bishop on 28 April 1945 by the then-Archbishop of Córdoba, Fermín Emilio Lafitte.[2]

On 26 March 1958 Castellano was promoted to be Archbishop of Córdoba. He held this post until his resignation on 19 January 1965. He was then named as the Titular Archbishop of Iomnium, but resigned from this office on 20 December 1970, at the age of 67.[2]

Castellano held the title of Archbishop Emeritus of Córdoba until his death at the age of 75.[2] His remains were buried in the cathedral of the archdiocese.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Natalie (13 March 2013). "Pope Francis I: Everything you need to know about new pontiff Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio". Mirror News.
  2. ^ a b c "Archbishop Ramón José Castellano". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Obispos y Arzobispos". Arquidiócesis de Córdoba. Retrieved 13 March 2013.(in Spanish)