John Paul II made him bishop of Cúcuta. Then in 2008 he was elected president of the Episcopal Conference. Two years later Benedict XVI made him archbishop of Bogotá and in November 2012, he was made a cardinal.
CARD. RUBÉN SALAZAR GÓMEZ
Archbishop of Bogotá
"The fact that the College of Cardinals represents the universality of the Church is something special. The fact that I'm representing Colombia and the Latin American community is not only something joyful it's also an honor.”
Colombia has a total of 38 million Catholics. Now with the coming conclave, that country will have a vote, through Cardinal Ruben Salazar.
-OFL @ odelafu /KLH