José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez

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José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez
Cardinal
Archbishop Emeritus of Manizales
Church Roman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseManizales
SeeManizales
Appointed22 May 1975
Term ended15 October 1996
PredecessorArturo Duque Villegas
SuccessorFabio Betancur Tirado
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto (2015-)
Orders
Ordination14 December 1941
by  Ismael Perdomo Borrero
Consecration28 August 1955
by  Crisanto Luque Sánchez
Created cardinal14 February 2015
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameJosé de Jesús Horacio Pimiento Rodríguez
Born (1919-02-18) 18 February 1919 (age 100)
Zapatoca [1] , Colombia
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Motto"Vivere Christus est"
("Live is Christ")
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Jose de Jesus Pimiento Rodriguez.svg
Ordination history of
José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez
History
Priestly ordination
Ordained by Ismael Perdomo Borrero
Date14 December 1941
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecrator Crisanto Luque Sánchez
Co-consecrators Emilio Botero González
Pedro José Rivera Mejía
Date28 August 1955
Cardinalate
Elevated by Pope Francis
Date14 February 2015
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez as principal consecrator
Rodrigo Escobar Aristizábal 14 August 1982
José Miguel Gómez Rodríguez 5 February 2005
Styles of
Jose de Jesus Pimiento Rodriguez
Coat of arms of Jose de Jesus Pimiento Rodriguez.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

José de Jesús Horacio Pimiento Rodríguez (born February 18, 1919) is a Colombian Prelate of the Catholic Church. At the age of 100, he is the oldest living cardinal. [2]

Colombia Country in South America

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Life and career

Pimiento Rodríguez was born in Zapatoca, Colombia to Agustín Pimiento Lizarazo and Salomé Rodríguez Castillo. He was baptized on March 4, 1919. [1] He was ordained a priest on December 14, 1941. He was appointed Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pasto, as well as Titular Bishop of Apollonis on June 14, 1955 and consecrated on August 28, 1955. On December 30, 1959, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Monteria and was then appointed bishop of the Diocese of Garzón-Neiva February 29, 1964. His final appointment as bishop was on May 22, 1975 to the Archdiocese of Manizales, from which he retired on October 15, 1996. He consequently resumed work as a parish priest. [3] He turned 100 in February 2019. [4]

Zapatoca Municipality and town in Santander Department, Colombia

Zapatoca is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. It is at a high altitude and is a common stop between Bucaramanga and San Gil. It was built in the early 17th century by the Spanish conquistadores.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasto diocese of the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasto is a diocese located in the city of Pasto in the Ecclesiastical province of Popayán in Colombia.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Montería diocese of the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Montería is a diocese located in the city of Montería in the Ecclesiastical province of Cartagena in Colombia.

Cardinal

On 4 January 2015, Pope Francis announced that he would make him a cardinal on 14 February of the same year. [5] Rodríguez is described by those who know him as “imbued with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council”. [6] He did not travel to the consistory due to his advanced age; other arrangements were made for him to receive his biretta and ring. [7] He was assigned to the titular church of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto. [8]

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A titular church or titulus is a church in Rome assigned or assignable to one of the cardinals, or more specifically to a Cardinal priest.

See also

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manizales archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manizales is an archdiocese located in the city of Manizales in Colombia.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Garzón diocese of the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Garzón is a diocese located in the city of Garzón in the Ecclesiastical province of Ibagué in Colombia.

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References

  1. 1 2 José de Jesús Horacio Pimiento's Baptismal Register
  2. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/b0c12.html
  3. Francis chooses new cardinals from the margins, National Catholic Reporter, 5 January 2015
  4. http://www.aica.org/37825-el-card-colombiano-jose-de-jesus-pimiento-rodriguez-cumple-0.html
  5. "Annuncio di Concistoro per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali". NEWS.VA Official Vatican Network. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  6. Christopher Lamb, "Red hats for a global Church", The Tablet, 8 January 2014 (Retrieved 12 January 2015)
  7. Tornielli, Andrea (14 February 2015). "'The cardinalate is certainly an honour, but it is not honorific. Be examples of charity'". Vatican Insider. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. "Consistory: list of titular church assignments". Vatican Radio. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Rubén Isaza Restrepo
Bishop of Monteria
1959–1964
Succeeded by
Miguel Antonio Medina y Medina
Preceded by
Gerardo Martinez Madrigal
Bishop of Garzon-Neiva
1964–1975
Succeeded by
Octavio Betancourt Arango
Preceded by
Arturo Duque Villegas
Archbishop of Manizales
1964–1996
Succeeded by
Fabio Betancur Tirado
Preceded by
Bernard Agre
Cardinal Priest of San Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto
2015–present
Incumbent