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Eduardo Cardinal Martínez Somalo


Chamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber

Cardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di Gesù


31 Mar 1927Born
19 Mar 195022.9Ordained PriestPriest of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain
12 Nov 197548.6AppointedTitular Archbishop of Thagora
12 Nov 197548.6AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Colombia
13 Dec 197548.7Ordained BishopTitular Archbishop of Thagora
5 May 197952.0AppointedOfficial of the Secretariat of State
28 Jun 198861.2AppointedCardinal-Deacon of Santissimo Nome di Gesù
28 Jun 198861.2Elevated to Cardinal
1 Jul 198861.2AppointedPrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
21 Jan 199264.8AppointedPrefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
5 Apr 199366.0AppointedChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
9 Jan 199971.7AppointedCardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di Gesù
4 Jun 200073.1InstalledCardinal-Priest of Santissimo Nome di Gesù
11 Feb 200476.8RetiredPrefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
4 Apr 200780.0RetiredChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
10 Aug 202194.3DiedChamberlain Emeritus of the Apostolic Chamber

MicroData Summary for Eduardo Martínez Somalo
(VIAF: 89498254; WikiData: Q504821)
Eduardo Cardinal Martínez Somalo (born , died ) Chamberlain Emeritus of Apostolic Chamber

Birth PlaceBaños de Río Tobía, Spain
Ordained BishopSan Pietro, Basilica, Roma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Death PlaceVatican City, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy

  • a priest for 71.3 years
  • a bishop for 45.6 years
  • a cardinal for 33.1 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • r: Bollettino, 4 Apr 2007
  • i: Bollettino, 23 May 2000
  • ob/c2+: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 33, Number 1,994
  • ob/c2: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 51, Deceased Cardinals (back)
  • d: CB, 10 Aug 2021
  • ob/c2/d: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 249, Deceased Cardinals (back)
  • d: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 250, Necrology (back)


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