Catholic Church Slovak prelate, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, 98, passed away

Catholic Church Slovak prelate, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, 98, passed away

A Slovak prelate of the Catholic Church, Jozef Tomko served in the Roman Curia from 1962 until his retirement in 2007.

He served as president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses from 2001 to 2007 and prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 1985 to 2001.

Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko dies at 98

On Monday, August 8, at 5 a.m. in Rome, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, passed away at the age of 98. The Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul looked after Cardinal Tomko in his Rome residence until his death.

His cervical spine injury necessitated his admission to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on June 25, and he was discharged on Saturday, August 6, to continue his at-home care under the direction of a committed nurse. The Slovak bishops’ conference asked the faithful to pray for the Cardinal’s soul to rest after learning of his passing. It will be revealed when the funerals in Rome and Koice will take place.

Jozef Tomko Age, Family, Early Life

On March 11, 1924 (98 years old), in Udavské, Czechoslovakia, Jozef Tomko was born. He holds a Slovak nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Pisces.

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Jozef Tomko Wife, What about his Relationship?

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Jozef Tomko Career, What was his profession?

Tomko joined the Roman Curia in 1962 as an adjunct in the Book Censorship Section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after being promoted to the rank of Privy Chamberlain supernumerary on 5 December 1959. (CDF). He once said, “The electric chair and gas chamber are no longer,” in referring to the less harsh actions applied against dissident theologians.

He served as a consultant for the CDF at the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), and he afterward joined the Pontifical Commission for the Family. On June 17, 1970, Tomko was appointed an Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. In 1974, he was appointed Undersecretary of the Bishops’ Congregation. From 1970 to 1977, he served as a guest professor at the Gregorian University.

Tomko was named by Pope John Paul II as the Titular Archbishop of Doclea and Secretary General of the World Synod of Bishops on July 12, 1979. On September 15 of that year, John Paul ordained him to the episcopate. He joined the Pontifical Commission for the Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council Decrees on October 18, 1979. Tomko was appointed Chancellor of the Pontifical Urbaniana University and Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples on April 24, 1985.

Cardinal- Deacon

In the consistory of May 25, 1985, John Paul II appointed him Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola. He was then appointed the congregation’s prefect. He grew close to Pope John Paul during his time in office and attended various religious events as a special papal ambassador. In September 1995, he was elected to the Presynodal Council for the Special Synod of Asian Bishops. On January 29, 1996, after serving for ten years as a cardinal deacon, he decided to join the order of Cardinal Priests and took over the titular church of S. Sabina.

In order to look into the publication of secret and private documents on television, in newspapers, and in other forms of media, Pope Benedict XVI created a Commission of Cardinals. It initially convened on April 24, 2012. The Cardinals Tomko and Salvatore De Giorgi were the other members, and Cardinal Herranz served as the chair. Tomko was one of the six cardinals that publicly obediently represented the College of Cardinals to the new pope at his inauguration as pope on March 19, 2013, together with the other five.

How much is Jozef Tomko Net Worth?

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Which school and college did he go to?

Jozef Tomko enrolled in the Bratislava Theological Faculty in 1943. His doctorates in theology, canon law, and social sciences were earned at the Pontifical Lateran Athenaeum and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he was assigned to study.

Up until 1979, he worked as a pastor in Rome and Porto e Santa Rufina while continuing his studies at the Lateran and Gregorian Universities. He held the positions of vice-rector and then rector of the Pontifical Nepomucene College from 1950 until 1965. From 1955 to 1956, he additionally taught at the International University Pro Deo.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Jozef Tomko is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Jozef Tomko’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBluish
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Jozef Tomko’s should be known

Zodiac signPisces
Relationship StatusSingle