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Antonio José González Zumárraga

Antonio José González Zumárraga (March 18, 1925 – October 13, 2008) was an Ecuadorian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Antonio José González Zumárraga
Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito
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Antonio José González Zumárraga's coat of arms.
InstalledJune 1, 1985
Term endedMarch 21, 2003
PredecessorPablo Muñoz Vega
SuccessorRaúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga
Created cardinalFebruary 21, 2001
Personal details
Born(1925-03-18)March 18, 1925
Pujili, Ecuador
DiedOctober 13, 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 83)
Sangolquí, Ecuador
Styles of
Antonio González Zumárraga
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeQuito (emeritus)

González Zumárraga was born in Pujili, Ecuador. He was ordained priest on July 29, 1951, following studies at the San José seminary in Quito and the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, where he obtained a doctorate in canon law.[1]

He was made auxiliary bishop of Quito on May 17, 1969 (with the titular diocese of Tagarata) and was consecrated as bishop in Quito on June 15, 1969, by Cardinal Pablo Muñoz Vega, SJ, Archbishop of Quito.

He was made Bishop of Machala on June 30, 1978, and then Coadjutor Archbishop of Quito on June 28, 1980. He succeeded to full governance of the Archdiocese on June 1, 1985.[2]

He was created as a Cardinal Priest (Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Via) in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.


  1. ^ "Antonio José Cardinal González Zumárraga". David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Site locations changed". Retrieved February 12, 2018.

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