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Antonio Maria Cardinal Rouco Varela, Spanish cardinal, archbishop. Member of International Association of Canon Law, Association Spanish Canonists.

Background

Varela, Antonio Maria Cardinal Rouco was born on August 24, 1936 in Villalba, Lugo, Spain. Son of Vicente Rouco and Ma Eugenia Varela.

Education

Degree in Theology, University Salamanca, 1958. Doctor in Canon Law, University München, 1964.

Career

Ordained priest Diocese of Salamanca, Spain, 1959. Professor theological & canon law Seminario Mondoñedo, Lugo, 1964-1966. Adjunct professor Institute Canon Law, University München, 1966-1969.

Professor Pontifical University Salamanca, 1969-1976, vice-rector, 1972. Auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, 1976—1984, archbishop, 1984—1994, Archdiocese of Madrid, since 1994. Elevated to cardinal, 1998.

Cardinal-priest S. Lorenzo in Damaso, since 1998. President Spanish Bishops Conference, 1999-2005. Member Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, Pontifical Councils for Legislative Texts, for Culture, of Social Communications, & Cor Unum, Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Hole See, Special Council for Europe of Synod of Bishops, Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organizational & Economic Affairs of the Holy See.

Membership

Member of International Association of Canon Law, Association Spanish Canonists.

Connections

father:
Vicente Rouco

mother:
Ma Eugenia Varela