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His Eminence William Joseph Levada
Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
Archbishop of San Francisco
William Levada
Appointed May 13, 2005
Reign ended July 2, 2012
Predecessor Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI)
Successor Gerhard Ludwig Müller
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  • Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Domnica pro hac vice
Ordination December 20, 1961
Consecration May 12, 1983
by Timothy Manning, John Ward, and Juan Alfredo Arzube
Created Cardinal March 24, 2006
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1936-06-15)June 15, 1936
Long Beach, California, United States of America
Died September 26, 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
Nationality American
Denomination Roman Catholic
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  • Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Capreae (1983–1986)
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop of Portland (Oregon) (1986–1995)
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco (1995–2005)
  • Apostolic Administrator of Santa Rosa in California (1999–2000)
  • President of the International Theological Commission (2005–2012)
  • President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission(2005–2012)
  • President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” (2009–2012)
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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