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Janis Cardinal Pujats, Latvian cardinal, archbishop.

Background

Pujats, Janis Cardinal was born on November 14, 1930 in Nautreni, Latvia.

Education

Attended, Theological Seminary, Riga, Latvia.

Career

Ordained priest Archdiocese of Riga, 1951, vicar general, 1979—1984, archbishop, 1991—2010, archbishop emeritus, since 2010. Elevated to cardinal in pectore, 1998. Elevated to cardinal, 2001.

Cardinal priest S. Silvia, since 2001. Faculty Theological Seminary, Riga, 1966—1979, dean, 1984—1991.