Lara, Rosalio Jose Cardinal Castillo was born on September 4, 1922 in San Casimiro, Venezuela. Son of Rosalio Castillo Hernandez and Guillermina Lara Pena. Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor, Ateneo Salesiano, Torino, Italy, 1953.
Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1949.
Assistant for studies Liceo San Jose, Los Teques, Venezuela, 1949-1950.