Antonio Cañizares Llovera

Antonio cardinal Cañizares Llovera (* 15. October 1945 in Utiel, Spain) is archbishop of ore diocese Toledo.


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] lives after the study of catholic theology in the Bischöflichen seminar for priests in Valencia and the papal University of Salamanca with a katechetischen thesis to the doctor of theology and received to 21. June 1970 in Sinarcas the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe. Subsequently, it worked professor for fundamental theology and finally professor first as Seelsorger in Valencia and became late lecturer in Katechese in Madrid , then there in Salamanca. 1985 he became a secretary of the faith commission of the Spanish bishop conference

to 6. March 1992 appointed it Pope Johannes Paul II. to the bishop von Ávila. The Bischofsweihe donated to it the Apostoli Nuntius in Spain, Titularerzbischof Mario Tagliaferri, to 25. April of the same yearly. To 10. December 1996 appointed it Johannes Paul II. to the archbishop of Granada, where it at the 1. February 1997 was inserted into its new office. Additionally it was from January to October 1998 Apostoli administrator of the diocese Cartagena. To 24. October 2002 he became archbishop of Toledo. With the assumption of this office to 15. Decembers of the same yearly it became at the same time also Primas of Spain, since this title is traditionally connected with this ore diocese.

Since that 8. March 2005 he is vice-president of the Spanish bishop conference. Cañizares Llovera is founder and first president of the society of Spanish Katecheten, member of the European Katecheten and director of the technical periodical Teología y Catequesis.

After the death by Johannes Paul II. and the choice Joseph Ratzingers to the Pope it was discussed in the media as its possible successors in the office of the Präfekten of the Glaubenskongregation. Pope Benedikt XVI. took it in the solemn Konsistorium to 24. March 2006 as cardinal priests with the title church San Pancrazio into the Kardinalskollegium up.


Spanish bishop conference

  • 1996 to 1999 - president of the sub-commission for the universities
  • since 1999 - president of the commission for instruction and Katechese

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