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Cláudio Hummes

Cláudio HummesBorn: 8-Aug-1934
Birthplace: Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Brazil
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
    German Ancestry

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