Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino facts for kids
|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|
|Birth name||Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino|
18 October 1936|
Jagüey Grande, Cuba
|Died||26 July 2019
El Cobre, Cuba
|Motto||Sufficit tibi gratia mea
('My grace is sufficient for you'; 2 Corinthians 12:9)
|Coat of arms|
Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
|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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