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cardinal , archbishop emeritus

Francisco Cardinal Álvarez Martínez, cardinal, archbishop emeritus.


Martínez, Francisco Cardinal Álvarez was born on July 14, 1925 in Llanera, Spain.


Doctor in Canon Law, Pontifical University Comillas.


Ordained priest Archdiocese of Oviedo, Spain, 1950, parochial vicar, secretary to archbishop, secretary & chancellor Archdiocesan Curia. Ordained bishop, 1973. Bishop Diocese of Tarazona, Spain, 1973—1976, Diocese of Callahora y La Calzada-Logroño, Spain, 1976—1989, Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain, 1989—1995.

Archbishop Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, 1995—2002, archbishop emeritus, since 2002. Elevated to cardinal, 2001. Cardinal-priest S. Maria Regina Pacis a Monte Verde, since 2001.

President Mixed Commission, Spanish Episcopal Conference, 1984—1993. Member permanent commission & executive committee Spanish Bishops Conference, 1993—1999.