Cardinal Péter Erdő was born in Budapest on 25 June 1952. He was ordained priest on 18 June 1975 in Budapest. He obtained a Doctorate in Theology in 1976 and a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1980. From 1988 to 2003 he was Rector of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University. On 5 November 1999 was nominated by John Paul II Auxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár, receiving episcopal ordination on 6 January 2000. On 7 December 2002, Pope John Paul II transferred him to the Metropolitan See of Esztergom-Budapest, appointing him Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, and Primate of Hungary. He was created Cardinal on 21 October 2003. Since 2006 he has been President of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences. On Monday, October 14, 2013, the Cardinal was named by Pope Francis to serve as the Relator General of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
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