Jozef Tomko

Slovak cardinal and Roman Catholic archbishop

Jozef Tomko (11 March 1924 – 8 August 2022) was a Slovak Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 1985 to 2001, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985.[1]

His Eminence

Jozef Tomko
President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
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Jozef Tomko in 2018 at Zvir Mountain in Litmanová, Slovakia
Appointed23 October 2001
Term ended1 October 2007
PredecessorEdouard Gagnon
SuccessorPiero Marini
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina
Orders
Ordination12 March 1949
by Luigi Traglia
Consecration15 September 1979
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal25 May 1985
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born(1924-03-11)11 March 1924
Udavské, Czechoslovakia (Present day Slovakia)
Died8 August 2022(2022-08-08) (aged 98)
Rome, Italy
NationalitySlovak
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Coat of armsJozef Tomko's coat of arms

Tomko became the oldest living member of the College of Cardinals in July 2021, after the death of Albert Vanhoye.

Tomko died on 8 August 2022 from problems caused by a fall in Rome, Italy at the age of 98.[2]

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