Angelo Bagnasco

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Angelo Bagnasco
Archbishop Emeritus of Genoa
Bagnasco in 2005
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed29 August 2006
Installed24 September 2006
Term ended8 May 2020
PredecessorTarcisio Bertone, S.D.B.
SuccessorMarco Tasca, O.F.M. Conv.
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Gran Madre di Dio (2007-)
Ordination29 June 1966
by Giuseppe Siri
Consecration7 February 1998
by Dionigi Tettamanzi
Created cardinal24 November 2007
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth nameAngelo Bagnasco
Born (1943-01-14) 14 January 1943 (age 81)
Pontevico, Brescia, Kingdom of Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Alma materUniversity of Genoa
MottoChristus spes mea
Coat of armsAngelo Bagnasco's coat of arms
Styles of
Angelo Bagnasco
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Angelo Bagnasco (Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo baɲˈɲasko]; born 14 January 1943) is an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Genoa from 2006 to 2020. He was President of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) from 2007 to 2017. He became a cardinal in 2007.

Bagnasco was seen as a possible replacement for Pope Benedict XVI in 2013.[1][2]

In February 2018, Pope Francis extended Bagnasco's tenure in Genoa for two years beyond the normal retirement age of 75.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pope Election – Papal Conclave 2013". 4 March 2013.
  2. "Papabile of the Day: The Men Who Could Be Pope". National Catholic Reporter. 27 February 2013.
  3. "Il Papa proroga di due anni il cardinale Bagnasco". La Repubblica (in Italian). 15 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.