Odilo Scherer Religious Leader

Odilo scherer

Odilo Pedro Scherer (born September 21, 1949) is a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as Archbishop of São Paulo, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007. Scherer, a German-Brazilian, was born in Cerro Largo, Rio Grande do Sul, to Edwino and Francisca (née Steffens) Scherer, and is a distant relative of the late Cardinal Archbishop of Porto Alegre Alfredo Scherer. His mother was descended from German immigrants from Saarland. After attending the minor and major seminaries in Curitiba, Scherer studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná and the Pontifical Gregorian University (from where he obtained his Doctorate of Sacred Theology in 1991) in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Armando Círio, OSI, on December 7, 1976. He served as director and professor at the diocesan seminary of Cascavel (1977–1978), the diocesan seminary of Toledo (1979–1982, 1993), and the Centro Interdiocesano de Teologia de Cascavel (1991–1993). Before doing pastoral work in Toledo from 1985 to 1988, Scherer taught philosophy at the Ciências Humanas Arnaldo Busatto (1980–1985), and theology at the Instituto Teológico Paulo VI (1985).

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Date of birth
September 21st, 1949
Places lived
Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil
pop. 11,164,050 (2013)




1. Pontifical Gregorian University Catholic school

- Doctor of Sacred Theology

The Pontifical Gregorian University (Italian: Pontificia Università Gregoriana; also known as the Gregorianum, or the PUG) is a pontifical university located in Rome, Italy.

Type Catholic school
Piazza della Pilotta, 4, 00187 - Rome, Lazio
Local tuition
2013. 1.98 K €
Official web page www.unigre.it
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2. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Private university

- Doctor of Sacred Theology

The Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná; official acronym PUCPR) is a private, not-for-profit Catholic university. The main campus is located in Curitiba, the capital city of the State of Paraná, Brazil, and four other campuses are located in the cities of Londrina, Maringá, São José dos Pinhais and Toledo. It is maintained by APC (Associação Paranaense de Cultura), an organization run by Marist Brothers. The Catholic Archbishop of the city of Curitiba is the ceremonial chancellor of the University.

Type Private university
Institution colors
June 14th, 1960
Imaculada Conceição, 1155, Prado Velho, 80215-901 - Curitiba, Paraná
Official web page www.pucpr.br
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