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Santiago Luis Cardinal Copello was an Argentine prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1932 to 1959, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1935.

Born in San Isidoro, La Plata, Santiago Copello studied at the seminary in La Plata and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome before being ordained to the priesthood on October 28, 1902. He then did pastoral work in La Plata from 1903 to 1918.

On November 8, 1918, Copello was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata and Titular Bishop of Aulon. He received his episcopal consecration on March 30, 1919, from Bishop Juan Terrero y Escalada, with Bishops Francisco Alberti and Jose Orzali serving as co-consecrators. After becoming Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires on May 15, 1928, Copello was named Vicar General of the same and Vicar of the Argentine Military Ordinariate on the following June 12. He was later made Vicar Capitular on August 2, 1932, and advanced to Archbishop of Buenos Aires on September 20 of that same year.

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