Darío Castrillón Hoyos

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Darío Castrillón Hoyos
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
Appointed15 June 1996
Term ended31 October 2006
PredecessorJose Tomas Sanchez
SuccessorCláudio Hummes
Other postsCardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano
Ordination26 October 1952
by Alfonso Carinci
Consecration18 July 1971
by Ángelo Palmas
Created cardinal21 February 1998
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Born(1929-07-04)4 July 1929
Medellín, Colombia
Died18 May 2018(2018-05-18) (aged 88)
Rome, Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic
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MottoChristus in vobis spes gloriae
Coat of armsDarío Castrillón Hoyos's coat of arms

Darío del Niño Jesús Castrillón Hoyos (4 July 1929 – 18 May 2018) was a Colombian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy from 1996 to 2006. He was the president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei having served from 2000 until his retirement in 2009. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998.[1]

During his time as Bishop of Pereira, Castrillón Hoyos was reported to have walked the streets at night to help feed abandoned children.[2]

Castrillón Hoyos died of liver disease on 18 May 2018 in Rome, Italy at the age of 88.[3]

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