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Rouco Valera will proclaim in the 25th anniversary of the Golden Rooster (07/04/2017)

On April 8, at the Cultural Center "Infanta Elena" Sewer, at 8:00 pm, the Brotherhood of St. Peter the Apostle and Stmo.

Christ of Hope Sewer, we plan to carry out the traditional act, this year coinciding with our silver wedding, since it is the XXV Golden Cock, a distinction that our Brotherhood has always granted during these last 24 editions to entities, bodies And associations linked to our Brotherhood.

But this year, in a very special year in which we commemorate our 25th anniversary of the Golden Rooster, the Brotherhood's proposal has been not to deliver this distinction and to take advantage of the acceptance we have achieved, by naming him a crier, and hearing his excellent words, Which will be sure, of our Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid, the Emmo.

And Rvdmo.

Sr. Antonio Maria Rouco Valera, thank you in advance, the predisposition to attend our invitation to proclaim this great act of the Brotherhood, taking into account the commemoration and that can simultaneously preside the same.

The Brotherhood also adopted the agreement to appoint Brother of Honor of the same, making him deliver the distinctions of the same during the night of the proclamation in the act of the Golden Cock.

For the members of the Brotherhood and for the Brother himself, Juan de la Luz Pérez Salmerón "it is an honor that Don Antonio Maria Rouco enters to be part of this already great family of criers of the Golden Cock of our Brotherhood, as well as To integrate the same with the appointment of Brother of Honor, this year being a very special year, to commemorate this twenty-fifth anniversary of that first great act of ours, in the year 1993. My memories come to me now also because we celebrate it in the hall of Acts of the Francisco Salzillo Institute, it was the year that for the first time our proprietor, the image of San Pedro, was carried on the shoulders of our portapasos and it was also the year that for the first time came the now, disappeared, band of Romans de San Pedro and in front of her as director of the same the sewer, already deceased, Vicente Cano Lopez (Hipólito). In short, it is to be proud to fulfill this ephemeris and that is presidie

Our Cardinal ".


And Rvdmo.

Mr. Antonio MaríaRouco Varela Cardenal Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid

He was born on 20 August 1936 in Villalba (Lugo).

He developed his priestly studies at the Mondoñedo Seminary and continued his studies in Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

He was ordained a priest in Salamanca on March 28, 1959. That same year he moved to Munich where he studied Law and Theology.

In 1964 he got his doctorate in Canon Law.

He was professor of Fundamental Theology and Canon Law at the Mondoñedo Seminary and taught at the Institute of Canon Law at the University of Munich.

At the Pontifical University of Salamanca he was a professor of Public Ecclesiastical Law.

In 1971 he obtained the Chair of Canonical Fundamental Law and in 1972 was named Vicerrector.

In 1973 he was appointed Consultant of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy.


Pope Paul VI appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela in 1976. On October 31 of that same year he was consecrated Bishop.

In 1984 he was appointed Archbishop of the Composteline seat by Pope John Paul II.

In 1994, he was promoted to Archbishop of Madrid.

In both places, it happened to Cardinal Suquía.

On January 18, 1998, he was appointed Cardinal, receiving the cardinal's cape from Pope John Paul II on February 21 of that same year.

He is titular of the Church of San Lorenzo in Dámaso, habitually occupied by a Spanish cardinal.

Between 1984 and 1989 he was Vice Chancellor of the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

He is a member of the Congregations for Catholic Education, the Clergy, and the Pontifical Councils for Culture.

For the Interpretation of Legislative Texts of the Church and Cor Unum.

He was a member of the Congregation for Bishops until December 16, 2013.

He is a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and in 2004 was appointed member of the Council of Cardinals for the study of the organizational and economic affairs of the Holy See.

He has participated in numerous Synodal Assemblies.

He was General Rapporteur of the Second Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops, by pontifical appointment (October 1999).

On August 28, 2014, Pope Francisco admitted his resignation to the diocese of Madrid on the grounds of age, remaining as Apostolic Administrator of the same until the inauguration of his successor, on October 25 of the same year.


He was President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference from 2008 until the CIII Plenary Assembly of March 2014. He was also from 1999 until 2005. In addition, in the EEC, he has been President of the Episcopal Board of Legal Affairs (1981-1990 );

President of the Episcopal Commission of Seminars and Universities (1990-1993) and member of the Executive Committee (1993-2014).

He is a member of the International Association of Canon Law and the Spanish Association of Canonists.

Academic Numerary of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Theology of the University of Navarra, by the Catholic University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, by the Universidad CEU San Pablo and by the University of Burgos.

In 1996, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II "Magnum Cancellarium" of the Faculty of Theology San Damaso in Madrid.

In 2003 he received the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic in recognition of his work on the occasion of the Fifth Apostolic Visit of Pope John Paul II to Spain.

He is an adoptive Son and a Gold Medal for the Merit of the City of Santiago de Compostela.

Source: Agencias

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