Péter Erdő

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Péter Erdő
Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
The Primate of Hungary
Péter Erdő in 2011.jpg
Cardinal Erdő at the St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
Appointed7 December 2002
Installed11 January 2003
PredecessorLászló Paskai, O.F.M.
Other postsCardinal-Priest of S. Balbina
Ordination18 June 1975
by László Lékai
Consecration5 November 1999
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal21 October 2003
Personal details
Birth namePéter Erdő
Born (1952-06-25) 25 June 1952 (age 70)
Budapest, Hungary
DenominationCatholic Church
Previous postTitular Bishop of Puppi (1999–2002)
Auxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (1999–2002)
Coat of armsPéter Erdő's coat of arms

Péter Erdő (Hungarian: Erdő Péter, pronounced [ˈɛrdøː ˈpeːtɛr]; born 25 June 1952) is a Hungarian Cardinal of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. He has been the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary since 2003.

Erdő had been mentioned as a possible candidate to be elected pope during the papal conclave 2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Andrew Brown: How will the next pope be chosen? Archived 27 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine The Guardian, 5 March 2013