RIP Cardinal Cláudio Hummes - Vatican Announces Death of Cardinal Hummes of Brazil at Age 87

Franciscan Cardinal Claudio Hummes died on July 4th, 2022, at the age of 87. His episcopal coat of arms motto was, "Omnes vos fratres" ("All you brothers") honoring the expression of St Francis of Assisi, "Brothers all". 
 Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, the current Archbishop of São Paulo, announced his death in a message calling for prayers of thanksgiving for the life of his predecessor, and asking God to receive him into eternal life. Cardinal Scherer explained that the Cardinal would lie in state in the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the faithful will be able to participate in Masses for the repose of his soul.
He was called, 'Dom Cláudio', by those who knew him. He was present in 2013 during the Conclave that elected the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy. Upon election Hummes whispered to Archbishop Bergoglio, seated at his side, : 'Don't forget the poor'. Pope Francis himself revealed to the journalists he met on 16 March 2013, that this inspired him to take the name of Francis. (Source: Vatican News)

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Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy, Archbishop emeritus of São Paulo, Brazil, was born on 8 August 1934 in Montenegro, Brazil. He was ordained for the Franciscans on 3 August 1958 and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Antonianum, Rome, and a specialization in ecumenism from the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland.
He taught philosophy at the Franciscan seminary in Garibaldi, at the major seminary of Viamão and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Porto Alegre. He was adviser for ecumenical affairs to the National Bishops' Conference of Brazil, Provincial of Rio Grande do Sul (1972-1975) and president of the Union of Latin American Conferences of Franciscans.
On 22 March 1975 he was nominated titular Bishop of Carcabia and Coadjutor Bishop of Santo André and received episcopal ordination on 25 May. He became Diocesan Bishop of the see on 29 December. 
On 29 May 1996 he was promoted to Archbishop of Fortaleza and was transferred to São Paulo on 15 April 1998.
On 31 October 2006, he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.
Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy, 7 October 2010.
He participated in the conclave of April 2005, which elected Pope Benedict XVI and in the conclave of March 2013, which elected Pope Francis.
On 8th March, 2018, the Holy Father Francis appointed Card. Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., Member of the pre-Sinodal Council of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by St. John Paul II in the Consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana (St. Anthony of Padua in Via Merulana).