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Quick facts for kidsHis Eminence William Joseph Levada
|Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
Archbishop of San Francisco
|Appointed||May 13, 2005|
|Reign ended||July 2, 2012|
|Predecessor||Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI)|
|Successor||Gerhard Ludwig Müller|
|Ordination||December 20, 1961|
|Consecration||May 12, 1983
by Timothy Manning, John Ward, and Juan Alfredo Arzube
|Created Cardinal||March 24, 2006|
June 15, 1936|
Long Beach, California, United States of America
|Died||September 26, 2019
|Motto||Fratres in Unum|
William Joseph Levada (June 15, 1936 – September 26, 2019) was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
From May 2005 until June 2012, he was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope Benedict XVI. He was the Archbishop of Portland (Oregon) from 1986 to 1995, and then Archbishop of San Francisco from 1995 to 2005.
Levada died on September 26, 2019, in Rome at the age of 83.
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