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Pablo Muñoz Vega
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Quito

Pablo Muñoz Vega S.J. (23 May 1903 - 3 June 1994) was an Ecuadorian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Quito.

He was born in Mira, Carchi. He joined the Society of Jesus on 27 September 1918. He was educated at the Jesuit houses of studies in Ecuador, the Colegio Máximo de Oña in Burgos, Spain and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He was ordained to Holy Orders on 25 July 1933 in Rome. He served on the staff of the Pontifical Gregorian University from 1937 to 1949, and from 1958 until 1964 was Jesuit provincial of Ecuador. He was an expert at the Second Vatican Council in Rome for a year from 1962.

Episcopate

Pope Paul VI appointed him to the titular see of Ceramo (with the rank pro hac vice of archdiocese) and as Coadjutor Archbishop of Quito on 7 February 1964. He was consecrated on 19 March of that year. He succeeded to the metropolitan see of Quito on 23 June 1967.

Cardinalate

He was made Cardinal Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino in the consistory of 28 April 1969. He participated in the conclave of 1978 that elected Pope John Paul I and the following conclave of October. And he resigned from the pastoral governance of the archdiocese in 1985 at the age of 82.

Preceded by
Carlos Maria de la Torre
Archbishop of Quito
23 June 1967–1 June 1985
Succeeded by
Antonio José González Zumárraga
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