Aquilino Bocos Merino

Aquilino Bocos Merino

Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone
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Church Roman Catholic Church
Appointed 28 June 2018
Installed 26 January 2019
Predecessor Francesco Marchisano
Ordination 23 May 1963

by Francisco Barbado Viejo
Consecration 16 June 2018

by Fernando Sebastián Aguilar
Created cardinal 28 June 2018

by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Deacon
Personal details
Birth name Aquilino Bocos Merino
Born (1938-05-17) 17 May 1938 (age 82)

Canillas de Esgueva, Valladolid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
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Alma mater Pontifical University of Salamanca
Motto Ut vitam habeant

Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F. (Spanish pronunciation: [akiˈlino ˈβokoz meˈɾino]; born 17 May 1938) is a Spanish prelate of the Catholic Church, a member and official of the Claretians. He was Superior General of the order, properly known as the Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from 1991 to 2003. Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 28 June 2018.

Biography [ edit ]

He was born in Canillas de Esgueva, Valladolid, Spain, on 17 May 1938. He attended the seminary of the Missionary Claretians and was ordained a priest in 1963.[1]

He earned a degree in philosophy at the Pontifical University of Salamanca. From 1980 to 1991 he was general counsel of the Claretians. In 1991 he was elected the order's Superior General and served two six-year terms.[1]

In 1994 he participated in the Synod of Bishops on the consecrated life, and he was a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life from 1994 to 2004.[2]

On 20 May 2018, Pope Francis announced he would make him a cardinal on 28 June.[3] He was consecrated as the Titular Archbishop of Urusi in Madrid on 16 June by Cardinal Fernando Sebastián Aguilar with Cardinals Carlos Osoro Sierra and Ricardo Blázquez as co-consecrators.[4] At the 28 June consistory, he was assigned the diaconate church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone.[5]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Annuncio di Concistoro il 29 giugno per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali, 20.05.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Kurian, Anne (20 May 2018). "Collège cardinalice: un prêtre clarétain désigné cardinal". Zenit (in French). Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ Tornielli, Andrea (20 May 2018). "Concistoro a giugno, ecco i nuovi cardinali di Francesco". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Aquilino Bocos, un nuevo arzobispo "padre, hermano y amigo de todos"". Vida Nueva (in Spanish). 16 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli, 28.06.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by

Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao
Titular Archbishop of Urusi

11 June 2018 – 28 June 2018
Preceded by

Francesco Marchisano
Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone

28 June 2018 – present
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