His Eminence 
Ricardo Jamin Vidal
Cardinal Archbishop of Cebu
Cardinal Ricardo Vidal.jpg
See Archdiocese of Cebu
Enthroned August 24, 1982
Reign ended Incumbent
Predecessor Julio Rosales
Created Cardinal May 25, 1985
Other Archbishop of Lipa
Personal details
Born February 6, 1931 (1931-02-06) (age 86)
Mogpog, Marinduque

Ricardo Jamin Vidal (born 6 February 1931) is a Filipino Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Cebu in the Roman Catholic Church.

Born in Mogpog, Marinduque, Vidal studied at the Minor Seminary of the Most Holy Rosary and the San Carlos Seminary in Makati City, Metro Manila. Ordained as a priest on 17 March 1956, Vidal became the spiritual director of the local Seminary of Mount Carmel.

Vidal was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Malolos in 1971, and was consecrated bishop by Bishop Alfredo Maria Aranda Obviar. Less than two years later, he was appointed Archbishop of Lipa by Pope Paul VI. Pope John Paul II appointed Vidal Coadjutor Archbishop of Cebu in 1981, becoming Archbishop on 24 August 1982.

Vidal helped found the Catechist Missionaries of St. Theresa, a Catholic religious order.

College of Cardinals

Styles of
Ricardo Vidal
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Cebu

Vidal was made Cardinal by Pope John Paul II in the consistory of 25 May 1985, becoming Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, the only Filipino Cardinal to have joined the 2005 conclave due to Jaime Cardinal Sin's poor health.

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Preceded by
Alejandro Olalia †
Archbishop of Lipa
1973– 1981
Succeeded by
Mariano Garces †
Preceded by
Julio Cardinal Rosales
Archbishop of Cebu
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Franjo Cardinal Šeper
Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense
Succeeded by

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