Styles of
Ernesto Corripio Ahumada
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Mexico City(emeritus)

Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada (June 29, 1919 – April 10, 2008) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Mexico in Mexico City (1977-1994) and was Primate of Mexico. In the consistory of June 30, 1979 in Vatican City Pope John Paul II created him Cardinal Priest of the titular church of Mary Immaculate of Tiburtino.


The Coat of arms of Cardinal Corripio y Ahumada

Corripio Ahumada was ordained to the priesthood on October 25, 1942. He served as a diocesan priest in his hometown of Tampico for ten years. On December 27, 1952, Pope Pius XII appointed him auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Tampico. In the Mass of ordination on March 19, 1953, he was consecrated titular bishop of Zapara. On February 25, 1956, he became Bishop of the diocese.

Pope Paul VI elevated Corripio y Ahumada on July 25, 1967 to Archbishop of Antequera in the state of Oaxaca. On March 11, 1976, he was transferred to become Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles in the state of Puebla. The Pope transferred Corripio y Ahumada once again on July 19, 1977 to the post of Archbishop of Mexico.

Upon assuming the papal throne, Pope John Paul II appointed Corripio y Ahumada a member of the College of Cardinals. He was a member of various departments of the Roman Curia while serving his archdiocese.

He retired on September 29, 1994.[1]

He died on April 10, 2008 in his house in La Noria, Xochimilco in Mexico City, after complications related to deep thrombosis in his left arm.


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Serafín María Armora y González
Bishop of Tampico
Succeeded by
Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez
Preceded by
Fortino Gómez León
Archbishop of Antequera
Succeeded by
Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño
Preceded by
Octaviano Márquez y Tóriz
Archbishop of Puebla de los Angeles
Succeeded by
Rosendo Huesca Pacheco
Preceded by
Miguel Darío Miranda y Gómez
Archbishop of Mexico
Succeeded by
Norberto Rivera Carrera
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