José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez
| Cardinal |
Archbishop Emeritus of Manizales
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||22 May 1975|
|Term ended||15 October 1996|
|Predecessor||Arturo Duque Villegas|
|Successor||Fabio Betancur Tirado|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto (2015-)|
|Ordination||14 December 1941|
by Ismael Perdomo Borrero
|Consecration||28 August 1955|
by Crisanto Luque Sánchez
|Created cardinal||14 February 2015|
by Pope Francis
|Birth name||José de Jesús Horacio Pimiento Rodríguez|
|Born||18 February 1919|
Zapatoca , Colombia
|Motto||"Vivere Christus est"|
("Live is Christ")
|Coat of arms|
Ordination history of
José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez
Jose de Jesus Pimiento Rodriguez
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
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|Catholic Church titles|
Rubén Isaza Restrepo
| Bishop of Monteria |
Miguel Antonio Medina y Medina
Gerardo Martinez Madrigal
| Bishop of Garzon-Neiva |
Octavio Betancourt Arango
Arturo Duque Villegas
| Archbishop of Manizales |
Fabio Betancur Tirado
| Cardinal Priest of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto |