Cardinal Fernando Quiroga y Palacios

Cardinal Fernando Quiroga y Palacios

Birth
Maceda, Provincia de Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Death 7 Dec 1971 (aged 71)
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Santiago de Compostela, Provincia da La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Plot Pie del Pórtico de la Gloria.
Memorial ID 154524729 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. Maceda born Fernando Quiroga y Palacios entered the Conciliar Seminary of Orense, later furthering his studies at the Pontifical University of Santiago de Compostela and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Ordained priest on June 10, 1922, he performed ministry in the diocese of Orense, serving among others as faculty member and spiritual advisor of its seminary between 1925 and 1942, when he was named lectoral canon the cathedral chapter of Valladolid. Faculty member and spiritual advisor of the latter city's seminary from 1942 until 1945, Pope Pius XII elected him bishop of the diocese of Mondoñedo on November 24, 1945, receiving his episcopal consecration on March 24 of the following year at the Gran Promesa del Sagrado Corazón shrine of Valladolid. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Santiago de Compostela on June 4, 1949, the named Pontiff created him cardinal priest in the consistory of January 12, 1953 with the title of Sant'Agostino. Acting as the first president of the Spanish Episcopal Conference between 1966 and 1969, the Cardinal succumbed to acute renal failure after suffering from the flu for a few days, at the hospital of San Pedro of Madrid, assisted by the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Dadaglio, his auxiliary bishop, José Cerviño Cerviño and the secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, Msgr. José Guerra Campos. A great promoter of the Camino de Santiago and the Galician language, during his tenure in Santiago, the Cardinal oversaw the construction of the minor seminary and renovation of the major seminary. In appreciation, he was decorated with various honoreficences, including the grand crosses of the Orders of Isabel la Católica and San Raimundo de Peñafort, the Medalla de Oro al Mérito Turístico, Knight of Honor and Devotion of the Order of Malta and the Medalla de Oro de la Ciudad de Santiago de Compostela.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici


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EMMVS · AC · RVDMVS · DOMINVS
DR · FERDINANDVS · QVIROGA · PALACIOS
EPISCOPVS · MINDONIENSIS
ARCHIEPISCOPVS · COMPOSTELLANVS
S · ROMAN · ECCLESIAE · CARDINALIS
LEGATVS · PONT · IN · PHILIPP · INSVLAS
CONCILII · VATIC · II · PATER
PRIMVS · PRAESES · COETVS · EPISC · HISPAN
CVLTVS · BEATI · IACOBI · NECNON
PEREGRIN · AD · EIVS · SEPVLCR · AMPLIFICAND
IMPIGER · FAVTOR
OMNIA · IN · CHARIT · FACERE · SEMPER · AVENS
CVRAE · PASTOR · DEDITVS · ATQ · IMPENSVS
PIVS · SOLLERS · BENIGNVS
DECESSIT · IN · XTO
7 · DECEMBR · 1971


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 1 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154524729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Fernando Quiroga y Palacios (21 Jan 1900–7 Dec 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154524729, citing Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Provincia da La Coruña, Galicia, Spain ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .