Aguiar Retes
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santi Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli
Native Country: Mexico
Appointed by: Francis on 19 November 2016
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Tlalnepantla, Mexico 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 9 January 2030

Card. Aguiar Retes was born, 9 January 1950, in Tepic, Mexico. He studied at the seminary of Tepic, then at the seminary of Montezuma, USA, and of Tula, Mexico. He obtained a license in Sacred Scripture and a doctorate in Biblical Theology in Rome. He was ordained a priest on 22 April 1973. He served as parochial vicar, rector of the seminary of Tepic and was simultaneously president of the Organization of Mexican Seminaries and a member of the Executive Council of Latin American Seminaries. He served as rector of the Juan XXIII Residence for priests at the Pontifical University of Mexico, and as professor of Sacred Scripture there. On 29 June 1997, he was ordained a bishop, after being appointed Bishop of Texcoco. From 2006 to 2012 he served as president of the Bishops' Conference of Mexico. On 5 February 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Tlalnepantla. He has held various positions in CELAM, including president from 2011-2015.