Giovanni Battista Re

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His Eminence Giovanni Battista Re
Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed16 September 2000
Reign ended30 June 2010
PredecessorLucas Moreira Neves
SuccessorMarc Ouellet
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Orders
Ordination3 March 1957
Consecration7 November 1987
by Pope John Paul II
Created Cardinal21 February 2001
RankCardinal-Priest (2001-2002)
Cardinal-Bishop (2002-present)
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Battista Re
Born (1934-01-30) 30 January 1934 (age 85)
Borno, Kingdom of Italy
NationalityItalian
DenominationRoman Catholic
ParentsMatteo Re (father)
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  • Virtus ex alto
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Giovanni Battista Re (born 30 January 1934) is an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2001.

He is the Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops, having retired on 30 June 2010.[1]

As the senior Cardinal-Bishop to attend the March 2013 conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI's successor, he chaired the conclave. Pope Francis approved his election as Sub-Dean of the College of Cardinals on 10 June 2017.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kardinal Giovanni Battista Re ist (nicht) tot – Unrühmliche Rolle in den Fällen Bischof Krenn und Pfarrer Wagner?" (in German). Katholisches – Magazin für Kirche und Kultur. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  2. Rolandi, Luca (2013-03-19). "Il giorno di Papa Francesco: La messa di inizio pontificato in Piazza San Pietro" (in Italian). Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate (Vatican video of Pope Francis' papal inauguration at YouTube

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