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José Manuel Cardinal Estepa Llaurens Edit Profile

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José Manuel Cardinal Estepa Llaurens, Spanish Archbishop, Cardinal.

Background

Llaurens, José Manuel Cardinal Estepa was born on January 1, 1926 in Andujar, Spain.

Education

Studied, Pontifical University Salamanca. Doctor in theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Licence in pastoral catechesis, Institut Catholique de Paris, 1956.

Career

Ordained priest Archdiocese of Madrid, 1954. Chaplain Colegio Mayor University Guadalupe, Madrid, 1956—1960. Professor Hispanicamerican Theological Seminary, 1956—1964.

Director pastoral department Obra de Cooperacion Sacerdotal Hispanoamericana, 1957—1961. National director catechesis Spanish Episcopal Conference, 1965—1971. Ordained bishop, 1972.

Auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of Madrid, 1972—1983. Archbishop of Spain Military, 1983—2003, archbishop emeritus, since 2003. Elevated to cardinal, 2010.

Cardinal-priest S. Gabriele Arcangelo all'Acqua Traversa, since 2010.