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PORCO TICONA Card. Toribio

Card. TICONA PORCO Toribio

Cardinal Toribio Ticona Porco, Prelate emeritus of Corocoro (Bolivia), was born in Atocha, Bolivia, on 25 April 1937.

Before entering the seminary, he worked as a miner to help support his family. He studied philosophy and theology in the seminary of Sucre and was ordained a priest on 29 January 1967, at the age of 30, for the prelature of Corocoro.

He completed his complementary studies at the CELAM Pastoral Institute and the two-year Catechetical Pastoral course at the Lumen Vitae Centre in Brussels.

On 31 May 1986 he was ordained as titular bishop of Timice and auxiliary of Potosí.

On 4 June 1992 he was transferred as bishop prelate of Corocoro.

In addition to Spanish and Quechua, in Corocoro he learned all the languages spoken in the prelature.

On 29 July 2012, His Holiness Benedict XVI accepted his resignation from the pastoral care of the prelature.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 28 June 2018, of the Title of Santi Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano.