Rubén Salazar Gómez

His Eminence

Rubén Salazar Gómez
Cardinal, Archbishop Emertius of Bogotá
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Archdiocese Bogotá
Appointed 8 July 2010
Installed 13 August 2010
Term ended 25 April 2020
Predecessor Pedro Rubiano Sàenz
Successor Luis José Rueda Aparicio
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of San Gerardo Maiella
Ordination 20 May 1967

by José Joaquín Flórez Hernández
Consecration 25 March 1992

by Paolo Romeo
Created cardinal 24 November 2012

by Pope Benedict XVI
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1942-09-22) 22 September 1942 (age 77)

Bogotá, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Motto Tunc Dixi Ecce Venio (English:Behold I have come as I said)
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See Bogotá

Jesús Rubén Darío Salazar Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [ruˈβen salaˈsaɾ ˈɣomes]; born 22 September 1942) is a Colombian prelate of the Catholic Church who was Archbishop of Bogotá from 2010 to 2020. He was made a cardinal in 2012. He was Archbishop of Barranquilla from 1999 to 2020.

Early life and ministry [ edit ]

Jesús Rubén Darío Salazar Gómez[1] was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1942. He completed his high school studies and philosophy at the seminary of Ibagué. At the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome he followed the theological studies, obtaining a licentiate in dogmatic theology. He obtained his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

He was ordained a priest on 20 May 1967 and then held various positions including: pastor, seminary professor, director of the Department of Social Pastoral of the Colombian Episcopal Conference, and Vicar for Pastoral Care.

Bishop [ edit ]

He was named Bishop of Cúcuta on 11 February 1992 and was consecrated on 25 March. On 18 March 1999 he was appointed Archbishop of Barranquilla. He was appointed Archbishop of Bogotá on 8 July 2010.[2] He took possession of the see on 13 August. During his installation, Salazar Gómez said that he would be focusing on three priorities: "protecting marriage as the union between one man and one woman, saving innocent life in the womb, and promoting peace in Colombia".[3] Referring to the work of his predecessor, Cardinal Rubiano Sáenz, he said that "I will support each and every one of you with the affection of a father, a brother, a friend, because we have an arduous common task." He added that it is necessary "to discern together the will of the Lord for his people and to strengthen the conditions that will make possible a joint evangelizing endeavour."[3]

Cardinal [ edit ]

He was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in a consistory on 24 November 2012.[4] As cardinal priest he was assigned the titular church of San Gerardo Maiella.[5]

On 31 January 2013, Pope Benedict XVI named him a member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.[6]

He participated as a cardinal elector in the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis.

Pope Francis appointed him a member of the Congregation for Bishops on 16 December 2013.[7] In May 2015, he was elected president of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM).[8]

On 25 April 2020, Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Archbishop of Bogota and appointed Luis José Rueda Aparicio to succeed him.[9]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Monseñor Rubén Darío Salazar, nuevo arzobispo de Bogotá" (in Spanish). Caracol Radio. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.07.2010" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 8 July 2010. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "New Prelate for Colombian Capital Sets Priorities". Zenit. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Annuncio di Concistoro per la Creazione di Sei Nuovi Cardinali" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 October 2012. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Titles and Deaconry of the new Cardinals". Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. 24 November 2012. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.12.2013" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Cardenal Salazar es el nuevo presidente del CELAM" (in Spanish). ACI Prensa. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 25.04.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by

Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo
Bishop of Cúcuta

25 March 1992–15 May 1999
Succeeded by

Oscar Urbina Ortega
Preceded by

Félix María Torres Parra
Archbishop of Barranquilla

15 May 1999–13 August 2010
Succeeded by

Jairo Jaramillo Monsalve
Preceded by

Pedro Rubiano Sáenz
Archbishop of Bogotá

13 August 2010–25 April 2020
Succeeded by

Luis José Rueda Aparicio

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