Giuseppe Petrocchi

Giuseppe Petrocchi
Cardinal, Archbishop of L'Aquila
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Petrocchi in 2013.
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese L'Aquila
See L'Aquila
Appointed 8 June 2013
Installed 7 July 2013
Predecessor Giuseppe Molinari
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2018–)
Ordination 14 September 1973

by Marcello Morgante
Consecration 20 September 1998

by Silvano Montevecchi
Created cardinal 28 June 2018

by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Giuseppe Petrocchi
Born (1948-08-19) 19 August 1948 (age 71)

Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Previous post Bishop of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno (1998–2013)
Alma mater
Motto Ante Omnia caritas
Coat of arms Giuseppe Petrocchi's coat of arms

Giuseppe Petrocchi (born 19 August 1948) is an Italian Roman Catholic prelate who has served as the Archbishop of L'Aquila since 2013. Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 28 June 2018.

Life [ edit ]

Giuseppe Petrocchi was born on 19 August 1948 in Ascoli Piceno.

Petrocchi commenced his ecclesial studies in his home diocese on 4 October 1965 where he finished his high school education before being sent to the Pontifico Seminario Romano Maggiore in September 1967. He completed his studies at the Lateran where he obtained a bachelor's degree before doing additional studies at the college in Rome and the one in Macerata.

He was ordained to the priesthood on 14 September 1973 in the San Pietro Martire church and began work as a teacher and pastor.[1] Pope John Paul II appointed him as the Bishop of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno on 27 June 1998 and he received his episcopal consecration the following 20 September in Ascoli Piceno from Silvano Montevecchi; the co-consecrators were the bishops Domenico Pecile and Marcello Morgante.[1] He was installed in his new diocese on 18 October.

Pope Francis named him as the Archbishop of L'Aquila on 8 June 2013 and he was enthroned in his new see the following month.[2] He received the pallium from the pope on 29 June 2013 in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis made Petrocchi a cardinal on 28 June 2018, assigning him the titular church of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini.[3]

Francis named him a member of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State on 22 September 2018,[4] of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 6 October 2018,[5] and of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 27 April 2019.[6] In April 2020 Francis placed Petrocchi at the head of a commission that was to study the question of the ordination of women to the diaconate.[7]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Annuncio di Concistoro il 29 giugno per la creazione di nuovi Cardinali, 20.05.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.06.2013" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli, 28.06.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 22.09.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 06.10.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 27.04.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Pope creates new expert commission to study women deacons". 8 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by

Domenico Pecile
Bishop of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno

27 June 1998 – 8 June 2013
Succeeded by

Mariano Crociata
Preceded by

Giuseppe Molinari
Archbishop of L'Aquila

8 June 2013 – present
Preceded by

Carlo Caffarra
Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

28 June 2018 – present
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