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Péter Cardinal Erdo
Péter Erdő studied Catholic theology and philosophy in Esztergom, Budapest and Rome and attained a doctorate within the ranges of theology and canonical law. In 1975 he received the sacrament of the priest and worked afterwards as vicar in Dorog . According to further studies, he worked in Rome from 1977 to 1980. In the years 1980 to 1988 he was a theology professor at the seminar of Esztergom and held guest lectures at several foreign universities. From 1988 Péter Erdő worked as a professor at the theological faculty of the Catholic Péter Pázmány University of Budapest , whose rector he was from 1998 to 2003. Inbetween he was bishop in Székesfehérvár, and, from 2003 he is archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest (after retirement of László Cardinal Paskai). Pope John Paul II appointed him in October 2003 a cardinal. He is the youngest cardinal in the College of Cardinals.
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