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BY Jim Cosgrove
Born: Nov. 4, 1939 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Current positions: Member of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People; head of the Economic Council of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM); member of the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus in Mexico; member of the Communications Commission of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference.
Background: Received doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) Rome; ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI; spiritual director and professor of dogmatic theology at the seminary of Aguascalientes; appointed bishop of Tijuana in 1983; delegate of the Mexican episcopate at the Latin American Bishops Conference in Santo Domingo in 1992; appointed archbishop of Yucatan in 1995; delegate of the Mexican episcopate at the Synod for America in 1997.