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Cardinal Lorscheider

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Cardinal Lorscheider
Name:
H.E. Aloísio Card. LORSCHEIDER OFM
Position:
Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida
Born:
Wednesday, October 08, 1924
Died:
23 December 2007 (Aged 83)
From:
Brazil
Cardinal since:
Monday, May 24, 1976
Title:
Cardinal Priest of S Pietro in Montorio


Born in Estrela, in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Brazil, on October 8, 1924. His parents, Joseph and Veronica, were of German origin. Lorscheider entered the Franciscan minor seminary of Taquari at the age of nine. On December 1, 1942, he began his novitiate. He took solemn vows on August 22, 1946, and, on August 22, 1948, was ordained. After teaching Latin, German and Mathematics at the minor seminary of Taquari, he was sent to Rome to study Dogmatic Theology at the Antonianum, graduating in 1952. He then returned to Brazil to teach Dogmatic Theology at the Franciscan seminary of Divinopolis. In 1958 his superiors called him back to Rome to teach at the Antonianum. He remained until 1962 when, on February 3, he was appointed Bishop of Santo Angelo by Pope John XXIII. Pope Paul VI named him Archbishop of Fortaleza on March 26, 1973 and elevated him to cardinalate during the Consistory of May 24, 1976. He has been Secretary and President of the Brazilian bishops' conference. He was also President of Caritas International. On July 12, 1995, he was transferred to Aparecida.







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