|Name:||Francisco Robles Ortega|
|Birth Day:||March 2, 1949|
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He studied humanities, philosophy, and theology at seminaries in Autlan, Guadalajara, and Zamora.
Robles was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop José Vásquez Silos on 20 July 1976, and then studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome until 1979, obtaining his licentiate in theology. Upon his return to Mexico, he served as vicar general of Autlán and taught philosophy and theology at its seminary. He was made diocesan administrator of Autlán following the death of Bishop Vásquez Silos in July 1990
On 30 April 1991, Robles was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toluca and Titular Bishop of Bossa by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 5 June from Bishop Alfredo Torres Romero, with Bishops José Hernández González and Javier Lozano Barragán serving as co-consecrators, in the Cathedral of Toluca.
Robles was later named diocesan administrator of Toluca following the death of Bishop Torres Romero on 15 October 1995. He finally became Bishop of Toluca on 15 June 1996, and was installed on 15 July of that same year. On 25 January 2003, he was advanced to Archbishop of Monterrey.
Pope Benedict XVI created him Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della Presentazione in the consistory of 24 November 2007, he took possession of the titular church on 25 October 2008 . Cardinal Robles Ortega will be eligible to participate in any future papal conclaves until he reaches the age of eighty on 2 March 2029 unless he dies before.
On 5 January 2011 he was appointed among the first members of the newly created Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation.
On 7 December 2011 Cardinal Robles was appointed the Archbishop of Guadalajara to replace the retiring Juan Sandoval Íñiguez who had reached the age limit. As a result, the see of Monterrey fell vacant. On 24 November 2012 he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
He was appointed as a member of the Congregation for Bishops on 16 December 2013 for a five-year renewable term.
He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis.
Francisco has fifteen siblings.
Currently, Francisco Robles Ortega is 73 years, 3 months and 23 days old. Francisco Robles Ortega will celebrate 74th birthday on a Thursday 2nd of March 2023. Below we countdown to Francisco Robles Ortega upcoming birthday.