Cardinal Priest of S Giovanni Battista de' Rossi
Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R., Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), was born on 7 March 1936 in Vallegrande, Bolivia. He was ordained for the Redemptorists on 29 July 1962 and holds a degree in social ministry from EMACAS University, France.
He was superior of the Redemptorist community in Vallegrande and vicar forane. On 15 April 1978 he was appointed Auxiliary of La Paz and ordained on 8 June. He chaired the Episcopal Commission on the Laity, Youth and Vocations and was a member of CELAM's Commission on the Laity.
On 9 January 1982 he was transferred to the residential see of Oruro.
He attended the 1980, 1985 and 1987 Synod of Bishops and the Special Assembly for America in 1997. He was elected President of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference in 1985 and 1988, and is currently President.
He was appointed Archbishop of Santa Cruz on 6 February 1991. He has held an Archdiocesan Synod, has actively promoted vocations and is building a new major seminary.