Eugenio Dal Corso

Eugenio Dal Corso

Bishop Emeritus of Benguela
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Benguela
See Benguela
Appointed 18 February 2008
Term ended 26 March 2018
Predecessor Oscar Lino Lopes Fernandes Braga
Successor António Francisco Jaca S.V.D.
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Anastasia (2019-)
Ordination 7 July 1963
Consecration 3 March 1996

by Félix del Blanco Prieto
Created cardinal 5 October 2019

by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Eugenio Dal Corso
Born (1939-05-16) 16 May 1939 (age 81)

Lugo di Valpantena, Kingdom of Italy
Previous post
Motto Buscai primeiro o Reino de Deus (Seek first the kingdom of God)
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Eugenio Dal Corso.svg

Eugenio Dal Corso (born 16 May 1939) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who led two dioceses in Angola, as Coadjutor and Bishop of Saurimo from 1996 to 2008 and as Bishop of Benguela from 2008 to 2018. He is a professed member of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence and worked as a missionary in Argentina and Angola from 1976 to 1996.

Pope Francis raised him to the rank of cardinal on 5 October 2019.

Life [ edit ]

Eugenio Dal Corso was born in Lugo di Valpantena di Grezzana near Verona on 16 May 1939 as the second of six children to Rodolfo Dal Corso and Teresa Bellorio; he was given the name "Eugenio" to honor Pope Pius XII who was elected pope two months earlier.[1]

From the age of ten he attended the Don Calabria Institute and there decided to become a missionary.[a] Dal Corso made his religious profession in the Poor Servants of Divine Providence religious congregation in 1956 and was ordained in the Casa di Nazareth on 7 July 1963. He then completed his studies in dogmatics while he also doing pastoral work in the Madonna di Campagna parish in Verona as well as in Naples. He also taught theology from 1967 to 1968.[2][1] Dal Corso began his career as a missionary in the city of Laferrere in Buenos Aires Province in January 1975, where he helped educate new priests. After just over a decade there, he was assigned to the missions in Luanda, Angola, in March 1986. One of his projects there was the construction of a seminary in Uíje[2] In 1991 he was appointed the Provincial Superior of his order in Angola.

Pope John Paul II appointed Dal Corso the Coadjutor Bishop of Saurimo on 15 December 1995.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on 3 March 1996 from Archbishop Félix del Blanco Prieto, with Bishops Andrea Veggio and Pedro Marcos Ribeiro da Costa serving as the principal co-consecrators.[2] He became Bishop of Saurimo when his predecessor retired on 15 January 1997.[4] On 18 February 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named him Bishop of Benguela.[5] Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 26 March 2018 at the age of 78.[6]

Pope Francis announced on 1 September 2019 that he would make Dal Corso a cardinal. On 5 October 2019, Pope Francis made him Cardinal Priest of Sant'Anastasia al Palatino.[7]

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ Don Calabria is the name commonly used for the Italian priest Giovanni Calabria (1873–1954), a saint since 1999, who founded the Poor Servants of Divine Providence [it].

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Pope announces 13 new Cardinals for the missionary Church". Vatican News. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Il Papa nomina cardinal il "Veronese" mons. Eugenio Dal Corso". Verona Sera. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis(PDF). LXXXVIII. 1996. p. 300. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Diocese de Saurimo: Resumo Histórico". Conferencia Episcopal de Angola e São Tomé (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 18.02.2008" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 26.03.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli, 05.10.2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

External links [ edit ]

What is this?