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Cardinal Antonetti

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Cardinal Antonetti
Name:
H.E. Lorenzo Card. ANTONETTI
Position:
President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See
Age:
95 (Born Monday, July 31, 1922)
From:
Italy
Cardinal since:
Saturday, February 21, 1998
Title:
Cardinal Deacon of St Agnes in Agone

Cardinal Lorenzo Antonetti , President emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See , was born on 31 July 1922 Romagnano Sesia, Italy. He was ordained for the Diocese of Novara on 26 May 1945 and holds a licentiate in theology from the Angelicum and a doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian University, Rome.

After studying at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, he entered the Holy See’s diplomatic service and held posts in Lebanon, Venezuela, the First Section for Extraordinary Affairs of the Secretariat of State, France and the USA. Appointed titular Archbishop of Roselle on 24 February 1968, he was ordained on 12 May of that year and served as Apostolic Nuncio in Nicaragua and Honduras (1968-73) and Zaire (1973-77).

He was later Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (1977-88) and Apostolic Nuncio in France (1988-95). On 24 June 1995 he was appointed Pro-President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. He later became President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in February 1998.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 1998. Diaconate of St. Agnes in Agone.

Pontifical Delegate for the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, 5 November 1998.

President emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, 5 November 1998.

Curial membership :
» Evangelization of Peoples (congregation)
» Vatican City State (commission)
» Patrimony of Holy See, Economic Affairs of the Holy See (offices)





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