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His Eminence Darío Castrillón Hoyos
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy
Appointed 15 June 1996
Reign ended 31 October 2006
Predecessor Jose Tomas Sanchez
Successor Cláudio Hummes
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano
Ordination 26 October 1952
Consecration 18 July 1971
by Ángelo Palmas
Created Cardinal 21 February 1998
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1929-07-04)4 July 1929
Medellín, Colombia
Died 18 May 2018(2018-05-18) (aged 88)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Colombian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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  • Coadjutor Bishop of Pereira (1971)
  • Titular Bishop of Villa Regis (1971)
  • Bishop of Pereira (1976–1991)
  • Archbishop of Bucaramanga (1991–1996)
  • Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy (1996–2006)
  • President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (2000–2009)
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Darío del Niño Jesús Castrillón Hoyos (4 July 1929 – 18 May 2018) was a Colombian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy from 1996 to 2006. He was the president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei having served from 2000 until his retirement in 2009. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998.

During his time as Bishop of Pereira, Castrillón Hoyos was reported to have walked the streets at night to help feed abandoned children.

Castrillón Hoyos died of liver disease on 18 May 2018 in Rome, Italy at the age of 88.

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