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Archbishop Emeritus of Turin
Poletto on 14 June 2015.
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||19 June 1999|
|Installed||5 September 1999|
|Term ended||11 October 2010|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of San Giuseppe in via Trionfale (2001-)|
|Ordination||29 June 1957
by Giuseppe Angrisani
|Consecration||17 May 1980
by Anastasio Alberto Ballestrero
|Created cardinal||21 February 2001
by Pope John Paul II
|Birth name||Severino Poletto|
18 March 1933|
Salgareda, Kingdom of Italy
|Alma mater||Alphonsian Academy|
|Motto||In sequela Christi|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Biography [ edit ]
Born in Salgareda, Veneto, on 18 March 1933, Poletto was ordained a priest in 1957. He earned a licentiate in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome and worked as a curate in Montemagno. In 1965 he was named parish priest in Oltreponte; at the same time he worked part-time in a local factory.
In 1973, Poletto founded the Diocesan Centre for Family Ministry. On 3 April 1980, he was named Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Fossano. He was consecrated a bishop on 17 May and on 29 October became Bishop of Fossano.
He served for 10 years as secretary of the Piedmontese Episcopal Conference.
On 16 March 1989 he was named Bishop of Asti and on 19 June 1999 Archbishop of Turin.
Pope John Paul II made him Cardinal-Priest of San Giuseppe in Via Trionfale on 21 February 2001. On 15 May John Paul named him a member of the Congregation for the Clergy and on 18 May of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See and the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church.
References [ edit ]
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 15.05.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 15 May 2001. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 18.05.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 18 May 2001. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "List of Cardinal Electors". Zenit. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.10.2010" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
[ edit ]
- "Poletto Card. Severino". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- Biography at catholic-pages.com
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Turin