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ROSSI Card. Ángel Sixto, S.I. 


Cardinal Ángel Sixto Rossi, S.I., Metropolitan Archbishop Córdoba (Argentina), was born in Córdoba, Argentina, on 11 August 1958.

In 1976 he entered the novitiate of the then-Argentine province of the Society of Jesus. After his studies in philosophy and theology, carried out partly in Ecuador, on 12 December 1986 he received priestly ordination. He graduated in spiritual theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome with a thesis on spiritual discernment in Saint Ignatius.

From 1990 to 1992 he was rector of the Church of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, and in the same period he opened the Hogar San José for the homeless.

In 1992 he created the Manos Abiertas Foundation, which currently provides aid to the poorest and most vulnerable in various social assistance centres located in ten cities throughout Argentina.

From 1992 to 1995 he served as master of novices of the Society of Jesus, and from 2013 to 2019 he was superior of the Community of Residence in Córdoba.

He has offered numerous Ignatian spiritual exercises to groups of priests, religious and laypeople. Up to the moment of his appointment, he worked as counsellor of the Argentine-Uruguayan province of the Society of Jesus, based in the Society’s main residence in Córdoba, and as coordinator of the Itinerant Missionary Team and spiritual assistant of the Manos Abiertas Foundation.

On 6 November 2021 the Holy Father has appointed Cardinal Rossi, as Metropolitan Archbishop of Córdoba, Argentina.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 30 September 2023, of the Title of Santa Bernadette Soubirous.