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Jorge María Mejía (born January 31, 1923 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is Archivist Emeritus of the Holy Roman Church and Librarian Emeritus of the Holy Roman Church.

Early life and ordination

Mejía was ordained to the priesthood for the Metropolitan See of Buenos Aires on September 22, 1945. He taught Sacred Scripture at several universities, participated at the Second Vatican Council as a peritus, and on September 20, 1978, was made a Chaplain of His Holiness.

Bishop

On March 8, 1986, he was appointed titular archbishop of Apollonia, and an official of the Curial Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. His episcopal consecration took place on the following April 12, and was performed by Cardinal Roger Etchegaray (with Archbishop Eduardo Martínez Somalo and Bishop Antonio María Javierre Ortas as co-consecrators).

Mejía was subsequently named Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops on March 5, 1994. Five days later, on March 10, he was appointed Secretary of the College of Cardinals. On March 7, 1998, he became both the Archivist and the Librarian of the Holy Roman Church.

Cardinal

He was created Cardinal Deacon of S. Girolamo della Carità by Pope John Paul II in the consistory of February 21, 2001. He retired as archivist and librarian on November 24, 2003.

Cardinal Mejía was 82 at the time of the 2005 papal conclave, and thus not eligible to vote. He currently holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), and a license in biblical science from the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Justin Francis Rigali
Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops
5 March 1994–7 March 1998
Succeeded by
Francesco Monterisi
Preceded by
Justin Francis Rigali
Secretary of the College of Cardinals
10 March 1994–7 March 1998
Succeeded by
Francesco Monterisi
Preceded by
Luigi Poggi
Librarian of the Holy Roman Church
7 March 1998–24 November 2003
Succeeded by
Jean-Louis Tauran
Preceded by
Luigi Poggi
Archivist of the Holy Roman Church
7 March 1998–24 November 2003
Succeeded by
Jean-Louis Tauran

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