Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga

Catholic cardinal

Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. (born 29 December 1942) is a Honduran Salesian and Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the current Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, is the former President of Caritas Internationalis and was President of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) from 1995 to 1999.

His Eminence

Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga

Cardinal, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa
Appointed8 January 1993
PredecessorHéctor Enrique Santos Hernández
Other postsCardinal Priest of Santa Maria della Speranza
Coordinator of the Council of Cardinals
Ordination28 June 1970
by Girolamo Prigione
Consecration8 December 1978
by Gabriel Montalvo Higuera
Created cardinal21 February 2001
Personal details
Birth nameÓscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga
Born (1942-12-29) 29 December 1942 (age 80)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Tegucigalpa (1978–1993)
  • Titular Bishop of Pudentiana (1978–1993)
MottoMihi Vivere Christus Est
(For to Me to Live is Christ)
Coat of armsÓscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga's coat of arms
Styles of
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Rodríguez became a cardinal in 2001.[1]

References change

  1. "Caritas Internationalis President". Archived from the original on 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2022-04-28.