Cl Cardinal Hummes, O.F.M. Cl Cardinal Hummes, O.F.M.
Function:
Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana
Birthdate:
Aug 08, 1934
Country:
Brazil
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Don Cláudio Hummes is the successor of Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns
Jan 13, 2005
The archdiocese of São Paulo, the largest bishopric in Brazil, has a new pastor. He is Don Cláudio Hummes, 63, who was chosen by Pope John Paul II to replace cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, 77.

(www.brazzil.com, May 8 1998) The Catholic megacommunity of São Paulo (more than 6 million souls and over 250 parishes), the largest bishopric in Brazil, has a new pastor. He is Don Cláudio Hummes, 63, who was chosen by Pope John Paul II to replace cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, 77, an extremely soft spoken and gentle Franciscan, but a very opinionated one, who has become a mythic figure doing battle with the generals of the Brazilian dictatorship (1964-1985) and the Vatican's conservative hierarchy starting with His Holiness the Pope.

Together with Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga from São Félix do Araguaia in the Amazon he has led for two decades the progressive wing of the Brazilian Catholic Church. Don Arns leaves his post without making his own successor. Archbishop Hummes didn't make the list of eight names he had presented to the Vatican in response to a request from the Holy See.

Despite reports showing Arns and Hummes in two
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