Cardinal. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy and Archbishop Emeritus of Sao Paulo. Franciscan and President of the Ecclesial Network Panamazónica. Doctor of Philosophy from Antonianum, Rome, and specialist in ecumenism from the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

Appointed Bishop of Santo André, Hummes gained extensive pastoral experience in the working world and repeatedly played the role of mediator between the companies and their guilds. In 1996, he was appointed Archbishop of Fortaleza. Two years later, he was appointed as the new Archbishop of Sao Paulo. Created Cardinal together with Pope Francis, he is a member of the following Roman Curia organizations: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; Congregation for Bishops; Congregation for Catholic Education; Pontifical Council for the Family; Pontifical Council for Culture; Pontifical Council for the Laity; Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”; Pontifical Commission for Latin America (CAL); and the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.