Javier Lozano Barragan was a Mexican Cardinal and President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers in the Roman Catholic Church.

For more than a decade, the Mexican cardinal served as the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers at the Vatican, where he was a vocal opponent of abortion and euthanasia.

Javier Lozano Barragán
Javier Lozano Barragán

With the death of Cardinal Barragán on April 20, the College of Cardinals now has 210 members, with 117 of them eligible to vote in a possible conclave.

Barragán was born in the Mexican city of Toluca, 30 miles southwest of Mexico City, on January 26, 1933.

According to Vatican News, he received his first communion in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where he would eventually be ordained a bishop and offer his first Mass as a cardinal.

Pope Francis paid a visit to Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán in the hospital, where he was being treated for intestinal obstruction, six months after becoming Pope.

At the age of 89, the Mexican cardinal died in Rome this morning. Requiescat in Pace is a Latin phrase that means “requiescat in peace.”

Is Javier Lozano Barragán A Homosexual?

Javier Lozano Barragan has been tagged by a section of the populace of him being a homosexual but records, Italian news agency Ansa, made a publication that quoted Barragan to said Homosexuals and transsexuals “will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Cardinal Barragan, of Mexico, declared that being gay is an “insult to God,” but he added that discrimination against gays and transsexuals should not be condoned.


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