Cardinal Priest of Saints Marcellinus and Peter
Cardinal Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic, Archbishop of Toronto , Canada, was born on 27 January 1930 in Gabrje, Slovenia, and emigrated with his family first to Austria in 1945 and then to Canada in 1948. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Toronto on 4 June 1955.
After serving for two years as a curate, he earned degrees in theology from the Angelicum and in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He taught Scripture at St. Augustine’s Seminary (1960-67) and then earned a doctorate in theology at the University of Würzburg. From 1970 to 1976 he taught New Testament exegesis at the Toronto School of Theology and served as dean of studies at St. Augustine’s.
On 26 March 1976 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto and Coadjutor of the same see on 22 May 1986. He became Archbishop of Toronto on 17 March 1990.
He is the author of many written works.
He was a delegate at the Synod of 1994 on Consecrated Life.
Created and proclaimed cardinal by John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 1998. Titular church, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter .
Curial Membership :
» Divine Worship and Sacraments, Clergy, Oriental Churches (congregations)
» Migrants and Itinerant People, Culture (councils)