do Nascimento, Alexandre
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: S. Marco in Agro Laurentino
Native Country: Angola
Appointed by: John Paul II on 2 February 1983
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop emeritus of Luanda 
Papal Elector: Not Eligible to Vote Due to Age

Cardinal Alexandre do Nascimento was born on March 1, 1925, in Malanje, Angola. He was ordained a priest on December 20, 1952, in Rome. He was a professor of dogmatic theology in the major seminary of Luanda, Angola, and editor of O Apostolada, a Catholic newspaper. From 1961 until 1971, he was forced into exile in Lisbon, Portugal, and returned to Angola in 1971. He was active with student and refugee groups. He was a professor at Pius XII Institute of Social Sciences. On August 31, 1975, he was ordained bishop of Malanje. From 1977 until 1986 he served as archbishop of Lubango and apostolic administrator of Onjiva. From October 15 until November 16, 1982, he was held hostage by Angolan guerillas. He was created a cardinal on February 2, 1983. His titular church is St. Mark in Agro Laurentino. He retired as Archbishop of Luanda, 23 January 2001. In the Roman Curia, he is a member for the Congregation for Catholic Education.