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Styles of
Antonio Ignacio Velasco Garcia
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Caracas

Ignacio Antonio Velasco Garcia, S.D.B. (January 17, 1929, Acarigua, Venezuela - July 6, 2003) was a cardinal and the Archbishop of Caracas. He received that post on 27 May 1995, and held it until his death. He was known for his criticisms of Venezeulan President Hugo Chávez. After Velasco's death, Chávez drew fire for his controversial statement that the Cardinal was "burning in hell".

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