Mario Casariego y Acevedo

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Mario Cardinal Casariego y Acevedo CRS (born February 13, 1909 in Figueras de Castropol , Spain , † June 15, 1983 in Guatemala City ) was Archbishop of Guatemala .


Mario Casariego joined in 1924 the Order of somaschi fathers and studied in Bergamo , Genoa and San Salvador the subjects philosophy and Catholic theology . He received on 19 July 1936, the sacrament of Holy Orders , and then worked at the Institute La Ceiba in San Salvador, which he presided in the years 1948 to 1954 as rector. From 1954 to 1957 he was an advisor to his order, from 1957 to 1958 he was Provincial in charge of the order in Central America .

In 1958 Pope John XXIII appointed him . the titular bishop of Pudentiana and auxiliary bishop in Guatemala. The episcopal ordination donated to him on December 27, 1958 in St. Peter's Basilica by Pope John XXIII. personally; Co- consecrators were Girolamo Bartolomeo Bortignon OFMCap , Bishop of Padua , and Gioacchino Muccin , Bishop of Feltre e Belluno . In the same ceremony, Albino Luciani, Bishop of Vittorio Veneto , later cardinal and as John Paul I Pope, received the episcopal ordination. Pope Paul VI appointed Casariego y Acevedo in 1963 as titular archbishop of Perge and coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Guatemala , whose leadership Mario Casariego took over in 1964. He was a participant in the Second Vatican Council . In 1968 Mario Casariego was a prisoner of a terrorist group for several days . In 1969 Pope Paul VI took it. as Cardinal Priest with the pro hac vice to the title Church collected title deaconry Santa Maria in Aquiro in the Cardinal College on.

Mario Casariego died on June 15, 1983 in Guatemala City and was buried in the local cathedral .

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