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Juan Sandoval Íñiguez
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He is a son of Esteban Sandoval Ruiz and María Guadalupe Íñiguez de Sandoval, and is the eldest of 12 brothers and sisters, of whom 2 died as infants and another was killed.
Sandoval entered the seminary in 1945 and then went to Rome where he continued his studies. He was ordained as a priest in Rome in 1957.
In 1988 Sandoval was named Coadjutor bishop of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and succeeded as its bishop in 1992. He was invested as Archbishop of Guadalajara in April 1994, replacing the murdered former incumbent, Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo,and later that year he was named a cardinal.
Sandoval was involved in the macrolimosna controversy in 2008, and also submitted his resignation to Pope Benedict upon his 75th birthday; thus far it has not been accepted (the retirement age for bishops is 75, but they serve at the pleasure of the pope, who is not required to name a replacement at that time). Cardinal Sandoval also makes regular appearances on the Mexican Catholic network Mariavisión, which is based in Guadalajara, normally by teaching the catechism during short episodes between regular programming.
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