Nicol Cardinal L Nicol Cardinal L
Function:
Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Title:
Cardinal Priest of S Pio X alla Balduina
Birthdate:
Oct 31, 1936
Country:
Dominican Republic
Elevated:
Jun 28, 1991
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English Outspoken Dominican cardinal set to retire
Jan 14, 2016
Dominican Republic´s Catholic Church on  Tuesday confirmed it awaits the replacement of cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez at any time, after submitting his resignation to the Vatican upon turning 75, the age in which bishops or cardinals should leave office.

12 January 2016

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Episcopal Conference president Nicanor Peña made the announcement, noting that Lopez Rodriguez had already resigned several years ago, but which he Holy See didn’t accept.

"He is in good health and we are awaiting the Vatican´s decision for his release," Peña said after participating in a ceremony to mark the 25 years of religious service of PCMM University rector Ramon Alfredo de la Cruz.

Since becoming Dominican Republic´s only second cardinal on June 28, 1991, Lopez Rodriguez has been an outspoken critic against government corruption, the gay movement and often confronted politicians, including presidents over myriad issues.

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2016/1/12/57827/Dominican-Republics-outspoken-cardinal-set-to-retire
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