Lucas Moreira Neves

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Lucas Moreira Neves

Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
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Church Roman Catholic Church
Appointed25 June 1998
Term ended16 September 2000
Predecessor Bernardin Gantin
Successor Giovanni Battista Re
Other posts
Orders
Ordination9 July 1950
by Alexandre Gonçalves do Amaral
Consecration26 August 1967
by  Agnelo Rossi
Created cardinal28 June 1988
by Pope John Paul II
Rank Cardinal-Priest (1988–98)
Cardinal-Bishop (1998–2002)
Personal details
Birth nameLucas Moreira Neves
Born16 September 1925
São João del Rei, Brazil
Died8 September 2002(2002-09-08) (aged 76)
Rome, Italy
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MottoDe luce vigilo
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Lucas Moreira Neves.svg
Styles of
Lucas Moreira Neves
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Sabina-Poggio Mirteto (suburbicarian see)

Lucas Moreira Neves O.P. (16 September 1925 – 8 September 2002) was a Brazilian Cardinal Bishop and Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

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Biography

Neves was born in São João del Rei, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. He was ordained a priest on 9 July 1950. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo by Pope Paul VI on 9 June 1967 with the titular see of Feradi Maius.

On 15 October 1979 he was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops within the Roman Curia by Pope John Paul II. Cardinal Moreira Neves left the Curia to take up the position of Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia on 9 July 1987.

He was created Cardinal-Priest with the titular of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio on 28 June 1988.

Cardinal Moreira Neves once again left Brazil for Rome to take up the position as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops to which he was appointed on 25 June 1998, when he was also elevated to the rank of Cardinal Bishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto. He resigned his position as Prefect on 16 September 2000 as a result of his failing health.

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    Catholic Church titles
    Preceded by
    Bernardin Gantin
    Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
    25 June 1998 – 16 September 2000
    Succeeded by
    Giovanni Battista Re