Norberto Rivera Carrera

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His Eminence
Norberto Rivera Carrera

Cardinal, Archbishop of Mexico
Primate of Mexico

Diocese
Mexico

Appointed
13 June 1995

Predecessor
Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada

Other posts
Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa Grande
Member of Council for the Economy

Orders

Ordination
3 July 1966
by Pope Paul VI

Consecration
21 December 1985
by Antonio López Aviña

Created Cardinal
21 February 1998

Rank
Cardinal-Priest

Personal details

Born
(1942-06-04) 4 June 1942 (age 74)
La Purísima, Durango, Mexico

Nationality
Mexican

Denomination
Roman Catholic

Previous post

Roman Catholic Bishop of Tehuacán (1985–1995)

Alma mater
Pontifical Gregorian University

Motto
Lumen Gentium

Coat of arms

Styles of
Norberto Rivera Carrera

Reference style
His Eminence

Spoken style
Your Eminence

Informal style
Cardinal

See
Mexico

Ordination history of Norberto Rivera Carrera

Episcopal consecration

Principal consecrator
Antonio López Aviña (Durango)

Date of consecration
December 21, 1985

Bishops consecrated by Norberto Rivera Carrera as principal consecrator

José de Jesús Martínez Zepeda
April 12, 1997

Marcelino Hernández Rodríguez
February 5, 1998

Felipe Tejeda García
March 4, 2000

José Luis Fletes Santana
March 4, 2000

Guillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz Mondragón
March 4, 2000

Francisco Clavel Gil
June 27, 2001

Norberto Rivera Carrera (born June 4, 1942) is a Mexican Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Archbishop of Mexico City and the Primate Archbishop of Mexico He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998.

Contents

1 Early life and ministry
2 Episcopal career and cardinalate
3 Sexual child abuse cover-up accusation
4 References
5 External links

Early life and ministry[edit]
Norberto Rivera Carrera was born in La Purísima, a small town in Tepehuanes Municipality, to Ramón Rivera Cháidez and Soledad Carrera; he has a sister who is a nun. His father immigrated to and worked in the United States in order to support the family. Rivera entered the seminary of Durango in 1955. He later went to Rome
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