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His Eminence
Archbishop Emeritus of Nueva Segovia
Via Rusticucci
13-00193 Rome, Italy



Cardinal Sanchez was born in Pandan, Catanduanes on March 17, 1920 and ordained priest in Naga City on May 12, 1946.  He rose from Assistant Pastor, San Raphael Parish, Legazpi City to Vicar General, Diocese of Legazpi to Auxiliary Bishop of Caceres to Bishop of Lucena to Archbishop of Nueva Segovia.  He was appointed Secretary to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and later as Prefect of Congregation for the Clergy on July 1, 1991.

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