Francis Arinze

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His Eminence Francis Arinze
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
See Velletri-Segni
Appointed 1 October 2002
Reign ended 9 December 2008
Predecessor Jorge Arturo Augustin Medina Estévez
Successor Antonio Cañizares Llovera
Other posts Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri-Segni
Orders
Ordination 23 November 1958
Consecration 29 August 1965
by Charles Heerey
Created Cardinal 25 May 1985
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Born (1932-11-01) 1 November 1932 (age 85)
Onitsha, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian, Vatican City
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Motto
  • Regnum Christi floreat
  • (May the Kingdom of Christ flourish)
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Francis Arinze (born 1 November 1932) is a Nigerian[1] Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, having served as prefect from 2002 to 2008.

He is the Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni (succeeding Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI) since 2005. Arinze was one of the principal advisors to Pope John Paul II, and was thought papabile before the 2005 papal conclave, which elected Benedict XVI.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Loyn, David (18 April 2005). "Profile: Cardinal Francis Arinze". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. Carroll, Rory. 3 October 2003. "The Guardian Profile: Cardinal Francis Arinze." The Guardian.