Darío Castrillón Hoyos facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHis 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|
|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|
4 July 1929|
|Died||18 May 2018
|Motto||Christus in vobis spes gloriae|
|Coat of arms|
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.
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