Sergio Obeso Rivera

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    sergio obeso rivera
    archbishop of xalapa
    coat of arms of sergio obeso rivera.svg
    churchroman catholic church
    appointed12 march 1979
    term ended10 april 2007
    predecessoremilio abascal y salmerón
    successorhipólito reyes larios
    other postscardinal priest of san leone i (2018–2019)
    ordination31 october 1954
    by clemente micara
    consecration21 june 1971
    by emilio abascal y salmerón
    created cardinal28 june 2018
    by pope francis
    rankcardinal priest
    personal details
    birth namesergio obeso rivera
    born(1931-10-31)31 october 1931
    xalapa, veracruz, mexico
    died11 august 2019(2019-08-11) (aged 87)
    coatepec, veracruz, mexico
    buriedxalapa cathedral
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    • bishop of papantla (1971–74)
    • titular archbishop of uppenna (1974–79)
    • coadjutor archbishop of xalapa (1974–79)
    • president of the mexican episcopal conference (1982–88; 1994–97)
    alma mater
    • pontifical gregorian university
    • 2 cor 12:9)

    sergio obeso rivera (spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾ.xjo oˈβeso riˈβeɾa]; 31 october 1931 – 11 august 2019) was a mexican prelate of the catholic church. he was archbishop of xalapa from 1979 to 2007 after serving as bishop of papantla from 1971 to 1974 and then as coadjutor in xalapa from 1974 to 1979. pope francis created him a cardinal on 28 june 2018.

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Sergio Obeso Rivera
Archbishop of Xalapa
Coat of arms of Sergio Obeso Rivera.svg
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed12 March 1979
Term ended10 April 2007
PredecessorEmilio Abascal y Salmerón
SuccessorHipólito Reyes Larios
Other postsCardinal Priest of San Leone I (2018–2019)
Ordination31 October 1954
by Clemente Micara
Consecration21 June 1971
by Emilio Abascal y Salmerón
Created cardinal28 June 2018
by Pope Francis
RankCardinal priest
Personal details
Birth nameSergio Obeso Rivera
Born(1931-10-31)31 October 1931
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Died11 August 2019(2019-08-11) (aged 87)
Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico
BuriedXalapa Cathedral
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Sergio Obeso Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾ.xjo oˈβeso riˈβeɾa]; 31 October 1931 – 11 August 2019) was a Mexican prelate of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Xalapa from 1979 to 2007 after serving as Bishop of Papantla from 1971 to 1974 and then as coadjutor in Xalapa from 1974 to 1979. Pope Francis created him a cardinal on 28 June 2018.