Cláudio Hummes

Catholic cardinal

Cláudio Hummes, OFM (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈklawdʒu ˈʁum(i)s]; born Auri Alfonso Hummes; 8 August 1934 – 4 July 2022) was a Brazilian prelate of the Catholic Church. He was prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy from 2006 to 2010. He was the Archbishop of Fortaleza from 1996 to 1998 and Archbishop of São Paulo from 1998 to 2006. He became a cardinal in 2001.

His Eminence

Cláudio Hummes

Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
SeeSão Paulo
Appointed31 October 2006
Term ended7 October 2010
PredecessorDarío Castrillón Hoyos
SuccessorMauro Piacenza
Other postsCardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana
Ordination3 August 1958
by João Resende Costa
Consecration25 May 1975
by Aloísio Leo Arlindo Lorscheider
Created cardinal21 February 2001
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Birth nameAuri Alfonso Hummes
Born(1934-08-08)8 August 1934
Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died4 July 2022(2022-07-04) (aged 87)
São Paulo, Brazil
DenominationRoman Catholic
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MottoOmnes Vos Fratres (Ye are all brothers)
Coat of armsCláudio Hummes's coat of arms

Hummes died on 4 July 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil from lung cancer.[1] He was 87.[2]


  1. "Morre Cardeal Cláudio Hummes, franciscano que defendeu povos indígenas e influenciou escolha do nome do Papa". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  2. Chu, Henry (2022-07-05). "Brazilian Claudio Hummes, once viewed as possible first Latin American pope, dies at 87". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2022-07-05.