Ricardo Blázquez

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His Eminence
Ricardo Blázquez
Cardinal; Archbishop of Valladolid
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Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Valladolid
Metropolis Valladolid
See Valladolid
Appointed 13 March 2010
Installed 17 April 2010
Predecessor Braulio Rodriguez Plaza
Other posts
Ordination 18 February 1967
Consecration 29 May 1988
by Antonio María Rouco Varela
Created cardinal 14 February 2015
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Ricardo Blázquez
Born (1942-04-13) 13 April 1942 (age 76)
Villanueva del Campillo, Ávila, Spain
Previous post
Motto Resurrexit
("He has risen")
Coat of arms Ricardo Blázquez's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Ricardo Blázquez
Priestly ordination
Date of ordination 18 February 1967
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecrator Antonio Maria Rouco Varela
Co-consecrators Angel Suquia Goicoechea
Mario Tagliaferri
Date of consecration 29 May 1988
Elevated by Pope Francis
Date of elevation 14 February 2015
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Ricardo Blázquez as principal consecrator
Carmelo Echenagusia Uribe 9 November 1995
Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa 12 April 2008
Miguel Olaortúa Laspra, OSA 16 April 2011
Ángel Javier Pérez Pueyo 22 February 2015
Luis Javier Arguello García 3 June 2016
Styles of
Ricardo Blazquez Perez
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Ricardo Blázquez Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkarðo ˈβlaθkeθ ˈpeɾeθ]; born 13 April 1942) is a Spanish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as Archbishop of Valladolid since 2010.


On 4 January 2015, Pope Francis announced that he would make him a cardinal on 14 February.[1] At that ceremony, he was assigned the titular church of Santa Maria in Vallicella.[2]

On 13 April 2015 Pope Francis appointed him a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Council for Culture.[3]

On 8 January 2016, Pope Francis named him a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.[4]

He was appointed a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in October 2016.


  1. ^ "Annuncio di Concistoro per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Consistory: list of titular church assignments". Vatican Radio. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "New Cardinals Named to Curial Posts". Zenit. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 2016.01.08" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Nicolas Antonio Castellanos Franco
Bishop of Palencia
Succeeded by
Rafael Palmero Ramos
Preceded by
Luis Maria de Larrea y Legarreta
Bishop of Bilbao
Succeeded by
Mario Iceta
Preceded by
Braulio Rodríguez Plaza
Archbishop of Valladolid
Preceded by
Edward Bede Clancy
Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Vallicella Incumbent