William Levada

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William Joseph Levada
Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
Archbishop of San Francisco
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William Levada
AppointedMay 13, 2005
Term endedJuly 2, 2012
PredecessorJoseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI)
SuccessorGerhard Ludwig Müller
Other posts
OrdinationDecember 20, 1961
by Martin John O'Connor
ConsecrationMay 12, 1983
by Timothy Manning, John Ward, and Juan Alfredo Arzube
Created cardinalMarch 24, 2006
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Born(1936-06-15)June 15, 1936
Long Beach, California, United States of America
DiedSeptember 26, 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic
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MottoFratres 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.

Levada died on September 26, 2019, in Rome at the age of 83.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cardinal Levada, former CDF prefect, dies aged 83". Catholic Herald. Catholic News Agency. September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  2. "U.S. Cardinal William Levada, former doctrinal head, dies in Rome". Catholic News Service. Catholic News Service. September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.