Toribio Ticona Porco

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Toribio Cardinal Ticona Porco (born April 25, 1937 in Atocha ) is the emeritus prelate of Corocoro .


Before Ticona Porco became a priest, he worked "in the mines of Potosi for the livelihood of his family." There he "got to know the tough everyday life in the southern Bolivian mining region."

Finally, Ticona Porco studied Catholic theology, including in Brussels.

Toribio Ticona Porco was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Potosí on January 29, 1967 .

Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop in Potosí and titular bishop of Timici on April 5, 1986 . The Apostolic Nuncio in Bolivia , Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló , donated him episcopal ordination on May 31 of the same year ; Co- consecrators were Jesús Agustín López de Lama CP , Prelate of Corocoro , and Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero , Bishop of Potosí.

On July 4, 1992, he was appointed prelate of Corocoro . On June 29, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI. his age-related retirement.

In the consistory of 28 June 2018 it took Pope Francis as a cardinal priest with the titular church of Santi Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano in the College of Cardinals on. The takeover of his titular church took place on October 13 of the same year.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Tobias Buyer: Why do all the bishops attack this new cardinal. In: . June 16, 2018, accessed June 17, 2018 .
  2. ^ Rinuncia del Prelato territoriale di Corocoro (Bolivia). In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , June 29, 2012, accessed May 27, 2018 (Italian).
  3. Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, June 28, 2018, accessed June 28, 2018 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Jesús Agustín López de Lama CP Prelate of Corocoro
Percy Lorenzo Galván Flores