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Cardinal Hamao

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Cardinal Hamao
Name:
H.E. Stephen Fumio Card. HAMAO
Position:
President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Born:
Sunday, March 09, 1930
Died:
November 8, 2007 (Aged 77)
From:
Japan
Cardinal since:
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Title:
Cardinal Deacon of St. John Bosco in Via Tuscolana


Cardinal Hamao was born in Tokyo (Japan) on 9 March 1930.

He studied in Tokyo and Rome (Pontifical Urbanian Univerisity) and was ordained in Rome on 21 December 1957.

He then returned to Tokyo and held positions including secretary to the Cardinal Archbishop, secretary of the archdiocesan liturgical commission and parish priest of the Cathedral.

He was appointed titular bishop of Oreto on 5 February 1970 and consecrated by Archbishop Wustenburg (pro-nuncio in Japan) on 29 April 1970. He was transferred to be bishop of Yokohama on 30 October 1979. He resigned from the governance of the diocese on 15 June 1998 when he was made President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. He was promoted to Archbishop.

Pope John Paul II elevated him to the College of Cardinals on 21 October 2003, giving him the deaconry of St John Bosco in via Tuscolana.





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