Gonzalez Zumarraga, Antonio José

Cardinal Antonio José González Zumárraga, Archbishop emeritus of Quito, Ecuador, was born on 18 March 1925 in Pujilí (Cotopaxi), Ecuador. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Quito on 29 June 1951 and holds a doctorate in canon law from the University of Salamanca.

He was a curate in two parishes, assistant secretary of the Metropolitan Curia and professor of public ecclesiastical law at the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. In 1964 he was appointed chancellor of the Curia and served as rector of Our Mother of Mercy College.

On 17 May 1969 he was appointed titular Bishop of Tagarata and Auxiliary of Quito, receiving episcopal ordination on 15 June. In March 1976 he was named Apostolic Administrator of Machala and was appointed Diocesan Bishop of the same see on 30 January 1978.

He was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Quito on 28 June 1980 and succeeded Cardinal Pablo Muñoz Vega on 1 June 1985.

He has also served two terms as President of the Ecuadorean Episcopal Conference (1987-1993).

Named by the Holy See Primate of Ecuador, November 11, 1995.

Archbishop emeritus of Quito, 21 March 2003.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by John Paul II in the Consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of S. Maria in Via (Our Lady in Via).

Ads by Google
(What's this?)


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea

Liturgical Calendar

December 22, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27


Daily Readings

First Reading:: 1 Sam 1: 24-28
Gospel:: Lk 1: 46-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Text only

Follow us: