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His Eminence Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino
Archbishop emeritus of San Cristobal de la Habana
Church Roman Catholic Church
Appointed 21 November 1981
Reign ended 26 April 2016
Predecessor Francisco Ricardo Oves Fernández
Successor Juan de la Caridad Garcia Rodriguez
Other posts Cardinal Priest of Santi Aquila e Priscilla
Ordination 2 August 1964
Consecration 14 January 1979
by Mario Tagliaferri
Created Cardinal 26 November 1994
Rank Cardinal priest
Personal details
Birth name Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino
Born (1936-10-18)18 October 1936
Jagüey Grande, Cuba
Died 26 July 2019(2019-07-26) (aged 82)
El Cobre, Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Denomination Catholic
Previous post
  • Bishop of Pinar del Río (1979–1981)
Motto Sufficit tibi gratia mea
('My grace is sufficient for you'; 2 Corinthians 12:9)
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Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See San Cristobal de la Habana

Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino ( 18 October 1936 – 26 July 2019) was a Cuban prelate of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Havana from 1981 to 2016. He was appointed to the College of Cardinals in 1994, the second Cuban to hold that job.

During negotiations to renew diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, Cardinal Ortega, without public announcement, visited the White House and hand-delivered a letter from Pope Francis to President Barack Obama.

Ortega was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. He died on 26 July 2019 in El Cobre, Cuba at the age of 82.

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