Leonardo Sandri

Catholic nuncio

Leonardo Sandri (born 18 November 1943) is an Argentine Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He has been the Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches since June 2007 and a cardinal since November 2007. On 24 January 2020, Pope Francis approved his election as Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals.


Leonardo Sandri
Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, 11 October 2014
Appointed9 June 2007
PredecessorIgnatius Daoud
Other posts
Orders
Ordination2 December 1967
by Juan Carlos Aramburu
Consecration11 October 1997
by Angelo Sodano
Created cardinal24 November 2007
by Pope Benedict XVI
Rank
Personal details
Born (1943-11-18) 18 November 1943 (age 79)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentine
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post
MottoIlle fidelis
(He [remains] faithful; 2 Timothy 2:13)
Coat of armsLeonardo Sandri's coat of arms

He was mentioned in the press as a possible candidate for election to the papacy at the time of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013.[1][2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Pope: Runners and riders". BBC News. BBC News. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. "El argentino que puede ser Papa: la increíble historia de Leonardo Sandri". Tandil Diario (in Spanish). 28 February 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. Allen Jr., John L. (20 February 2013). "Papabile of the Day: The Men Who Could Be Pope". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. O'Regan, Mary (9 March 2013). "The men who could be pope: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 13 August 2019.