Ángel Suquía Goicoechea

Ángel Cardinal Suquía Goicoechea ( born October 2, 1916 in Zaldibia, Gipuzkoa, Spain Province; † July 13, 2006 in San Sebastián) was Archbishop of Madrid.


Ángel Goicoechea Suquía received in 1940, the sacrament of Holy Orders. He then worked in parish ministry before he doctoral studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University graduated from the year 1946 in Rome, at the end he obtained a doctorate in Catholic theology. In 1951 he was appointed professor of moral theology and dogmatic theology at the diocesan seminary of Vitoria. From 1950, he stood before the seminar as rain and also lectured at the School of Social Work. In addition, he worked as an assistant of the National Association of Catholic public relations and as vice president of spiritual Institute of the University of Salamanca.

From 1966 to 1969 Suquía Goicoechea was first Bishop of Almería, from 1969 to 1973 then Bishop of Málaga. 1973 Pope Paul VI appointed him. Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in 1983 and Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Madrid and took him on 25 May 1985 as a cardinal priest with the titular church of Gran Madre di Dio in the College of Cardinals to. From 1987 to 1993 he was also chairman of the Spanish Bishops' Conference.

In 1994 he was entpflichtet grounds of age from his duties in the state capital. He died on 13 July 2006 in his native San Sebastian.