Birthplace: Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Archbishop of São Paulo
Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana. Considered the leading Latin American possibility for replacing Pope John Paul II. During a media frenzy over the Vatican apparently denouncing The Da Vinci Code, Hummes commented, "It isn't a big problem." Considered a liberal Archbishop, albeit liberal within the context of the conservative Roman Catholic church. Supporter of both human rights and private property.
Roman Catholic Bishop 25-May-1975 (Carcabia)
Roman Catholic Bishop 29-Dec-1975 (Santo André, São Paulo)
Roman Catholic Archbishop 29-May-1996 (Fortaleza)
Roman Catholic Archbishop 15-Apr-1998 (São Paulo)
Roman Catholic Cardinal 21-Feb-2001
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