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cardinal , archbishop emeritus

Ricardo Maria Cardinal Carles Gordo, cardinal, archbishop emeritus.

Background

Gordo, Ricardo Maria Cardinal Carles was born on September 24, 1926 in Valencia, Spain.

Education

Attended, Corpus Christi College Seminary, Valencia. Degree in Canon Law, Pontifical University Salamanca, 1953.

Career

Ordained priest Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain, 1951. Parish priest, archpriest Ternes di Valldigna, Spain. Rector San Fernando parish, Valencia, 1967—1969.

Ordained bishop, 1969. Bishop Diocese of Tortosa, Spain, 1969—1990. Archbishop Archdiocese of Barcelona, 1990—2004, archbishop emeritus, since 2004.

Elevated to cardinal, 1994. Cardinal-priest S. Marie Consolatrice al Tiburtino, since 1994. Member Papal Conclave, 2005.