Pedro Barreto

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Pedro Barreto

Cardinal, Archbishop of Huancayo
Barreto in mid-2018.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed17 July 2004
Installed5 September 2004
PredecessorJosé Paulino Ríos Reynoso
Other posts
Ordination18 December 1971
Consecration1 January 2002
by José María Izuzquiza Herranz
Created cardinal28 June 2018
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Birth namePedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno
Born (1944-02-12) 12 February 1944 (age 75)
Lima, Peru
Previous post
MottoEn todo amar y servir
Coat of armsPedro Barreto's coat of arms

Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno SJ (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpe.ðɾo βaˈ]; born 12 February 1944) is a Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Huancayo in the Roman Catholic Church.


Barreto was born in Lima, Peru, on 12 February 1944 and entered the Jesuit novitiate there. He studied philosophy at the Jesuit faculty in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and theology in Lima. He was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus on 18 December 1971 and took his final vows as a Jesuit on 3 October 1976.[1]

On 21 November 2001, Pope John Paul II named him titular bishop of Acufida and Apostolic Administrator of Jaén in Peru.[2] He was consecrated a bishop on 1 January 2002.

On 17 July 2004, John Paul appointed him Archbishop of Huancayo[3] and he was installed there on 5 September.

He has headed the Justice and Peace Section of the Latin American Bishops' Conference. He has fought the mining industry over its environmental impact on La Oroya. He is vice president of the Panamazon church network and a member of the organizing committee for the Pan-Amazon Synod of Bishops.[4]

On 29 September 2012, Pope Benedict XVI made him a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.[5] Pope Francis made Barreto Cardinal-Priest in the consistory of 28 June 2018, assigning him the titular church of Santi Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense.[6]

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  1. ^ "Annuncio di Concistoro il 29 giugno per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali, 20.05.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.11.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 November 2001. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 17.07.2004" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 17 July 2004. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ Pittaro, Esteban (20 May 2018). "Cuando Bergoglio le enseñó Buenos Aires al cardenal Pedro Barreto". Alteia (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 29.09.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli, 28.06.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Louis Phạm Văn Nẫm
Titular Bishop of Acufida
21 November 2001 – 17 July 2004
Succeeded by
Vincent Barwa
Preceded by
José María Izuzquiza Herranz
Vicar Apostolic of Jaén en Peru
21 November 2001 – 17 July 2004
Succeeded by
Santiago María García de la Rasilla Domínguez
Preceded by
José Paulino Ríos Reynoso
Archbishop of Huancayo
17 July 2004 – present
Preceded by
Ricardo Vidal
Cardinal-Priest of Santi Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense
28 June 2018 – present