William Joseph Levada
|Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,|
Archbishop of San Francisco
|Appointed||May 13, 2005|
|Term ended||July 2, 2012|
|Predecessor||Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI)|
|Successor||Gerhard Ludwig Müller|
|Ordination||December 20, 1961|
by Martin John O'Connor
|Consecration||May 12, 1983|
by Timothy Manning, John Ward, and Juan Alfredo Arzube
|Created cardinal||March 24, 2006|
by Pope Benedict XVI
|Born||June 15, 1936|
Long Beach, California, United States of America
|Died||September 26, 2019 (aged 83)|
|Motto||Fratres in Unum|
William Joseph Levada (June 15, 1936 – September 26, 2019) was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
From May 2005 until June 2012, he was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope Benedict XVI. He was the Archbishop of Portland (Oregon) from 1986 to 1995, and then Archbishop of San Francisco from 1995 to 2005.
References[change | change source]
- "Cardinal Levada, former CDF prefect, dies aged 83". Catholic Herald. Catholic News Agency. September 26, 2019. Archived from the original on September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
- "U.S. Cardinal William Levada, former doctrinal head, dies in Rome". Catholic News Service. Catholic News Service. September 26, 2019. Archived from the original on September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.