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Estanislao Esteban Karlic

Estanislao Esteban Karlic is an Argentine Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Parana from 1986 to 2003, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007.

Estanislao Karlic was born in Oliva, Villa Maria, to an immigrant Croatian family. He studied at the Major Seminary of Cordoba, and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from where he obtained a licentiate in theology. Following his ordination to the priesthood on December 8, 1954, Karlic served as superior of the philosophy section of the Major Seminary of Cordoba, where he was also professor of theology.

On June 6, 1977, Karlic was appointed titular bishop of Castrum by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 15 from Cardinal Raul Francisco Primatesta, with Bishops Alfredo Disandro and Candido Rubiolo serving as co-consecrators. Karlic was later named Coadjutor Archbishop of and Apostolic Administrator of Parana on January 19, 1983, eventually succeeding to the post of its Archbishop on April 1, 1986. From 1986 to 1992, he was a member of the commission for the redaction of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. In 1999, Karlic called for unity among the people of the Western Hemisphere and for the respect of small nations' cultures. He served as President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for two successive terms before resigning as Parana's archbishop on April 29, 2003, after seven years of service.

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