|Cardinal; Archbishop of Valladolid|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||13 March 2010|
|Installed||17 April 2010|
|Predecessor||Braulio Rodriguez Plaza|
|Ordination||18 February 1967|
|Consecration||29 May 1988|
by Antonio María Rouco Varela
|Created cardinal||14 February 2015|
by Pope Francis
|Birth name||Ricardo Blázquez|
|Born||13 April 1942|
Villanueva del Campillo, Ávila, Spain
("He has risen")
|Coat of arms|
Ordination history of
Ricardo Blazquez Perez
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Ricardo Blázquez Pérez was born in Villaneuva del Campillo (Avila) on 13 April 1942. He studied in the seminaries of Avila from 1955 to 1967 and earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University where he studied from 1967 to 1972. He was ordained a priest on 18 February 1967.
From 1972 to 1974 he served as secretary of the Theological Institute of Avila. From 1974 to 1988 he was a professor and then from 1978 to 1981 the dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of Salamanca. He was Grand Chancellor there from 2000 to 2004.
He was named an auxiliary bishop of Santiago de Compostela and assigned the titular see of Germa di Galazia on 8 April 1988. He received his episcopal consecration on 29 May 1988 from Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela.
He has served on various commissions within the Bishops’ Conference of Spain including the Doctrine of the Faith, the Liturgical Commission and the Commission for Interconfessional Relations.
He was elected to a three-year term as President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference in 2005 and again in 2014. He was Vice-President from 2008 to 2014. He participated in the Synod of Bishops on the family in October 2014 and 2015. In 2011 he had
On 13 April 2015 Pope Francis appointed him a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Council for Culture. On 8 January 2016, Pope Francis named him a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. He was appointed a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on 28 October 2016.
- "Annuncio di Concistoro per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- "Consistory: list of titular church assignments". Vatican Radio. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- "New Cardinals Named to Curial Posts". Zenit. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.01.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 28.10.2016" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Blázquez Pérez Card. Ricardo". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
|Catholic Church titles|
Nicolas Antonio Castellanos Franco
| Bishop of Palencia
Rafael Palmero Ramos
Luis Maria de Larrea y Legarreta
| Bishop of Bilbao
Braulio Rodríguez Plaza
| Archbishop of Valladolid
Edward Bede Clancy
|Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Vallicella|