100 Notable alumni of
Pontifical Lateran University

Pontifical Lateran University is 428th in the world, 145th in Europe, and 1st in the Vatican by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Pontifical Lateran University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Josemaría Escrivá

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    Josemaría Escrivá
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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1902-1975 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    Roman Catholic priestwriterlawyer
    Biography

    Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest who founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and that ordinary life can result in sanctity. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."

  2. Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati

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    Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maria Elisabetta Casellati, née Alberti, is an Italian lawyer and politician serving as President of the Italian Senate since 2018. She is the first woman to have ever held this position. Casellati is a long-time member of the liberal-conservative party Forza Italia and served as Undersecretary of Health and Justice in previous governments. The formal Italian order of precedence lists her office as being, ceremonially, the third-highest Italian state office.

  3. Angelo Sodano

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    Angelo Sodano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianRoman Catholic priest
    Biography

    Angelo Raffaele Sodano, GCC is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, a Cardinal since 1991. He was the Dean of the College of Cardinals from 2005 to 2019, and Cardinal Secretary of State from 1991 to 2006; Sodano was the first person since 1828 to serve simultaneously as Dean and Secretary of State.

  4. Guido Marini

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    Guido Marini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Guido Marini is an Italian priest of the Catholic Church, who has been the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies since 1 October 2007. Pope Francis has extended his appointment to 2022. He previously served as chief liturgist for the Archdiocese of Genoa.

  5. Józef Glemp

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    Józef Glemp
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1929-2013 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Józef Glemp was a Polish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Warsaw from 1981 to 2006, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1983.

  6. Bechara Boutros al-Rahi

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    Bechara Boutros al-Rahi
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Patriarch Moran Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi is the 77th Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Maronite Church, a position he has held since March 15, 2011, succeeding Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. Rahi was made a cardinal on November 24, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

  7. Wojciech Polak

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    Wojciech Polak
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Wojciech Polak is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Gniezno, Poland, since his appointment on 17 May 2014. He previously served as an auxiliary bishop of Gniezno.

  8. Antonio Bello

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    Antonio Bello
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1935-1993 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    celebrityCatholic priestpeace activistcatholic deacon
    Biography

    Antonio Bello was an Italian Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi from 1982 until his death from cancer in 1993. Bello studied in various colleges and seminaries in places such as Bologna and Rome before being named to several positions in his region where he served as a priest. He was later made a bishop and became known for his eloquent teaching and for his pastoral sensitivities while being noted for his emphasis on greater diocesan participation on the part of the faithful. Bello also was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and was a vocal critic of international conflicts such as the Gulf War.

  9. Raimon Panikkar

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    Raimon Panikkar
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1918-2010 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianwriteruniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Raimon Panikkar Alemany, also known as Raimundo Panikkar and Raymond Panikkar, was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and a proponent of Interfaith dialogue. As a scholar, he specialized in comparative religion.

  10. Angelo Comastri

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    Angelo Comastri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Angelo Comastri is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church. He was Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica from 2006 to 2021, and Vicar General for the Vatican City State and President of the Fabric of Saint Peter from 2005 to 2021. He previously served as Bishop of Massa Marittima-Piombino (1990–1994) and Territorial Prelate of Loreto (1996–2005). He was named a cardinal in 2007.

  11. Agostino Casaroli

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    Agostino Casaroli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1914-1998 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
    Biography

    Agostino Casaroli was an Italian Catholic priest and diplomat for the Holy See, who became Cardinal Secretary of State. He was the most important figure behind the Vatican's efforts to deal with the persecution of the Church in the nations of the Soviet bloc after the Second Vatican Council.

  12. Péter Erdő

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    Péter Erdő
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Lateran University
    1977-1980 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in canon law
    Occupations
    Catholic priesttheologiancanon law jurist
    Biography

    Péter Erdő is a Hungarian Cardinal of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. Erdő currently serves as the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, and thus Primate of Hungary.

  13. Camillo Ruini

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    Camillo Ruini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Camillo Ruini is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who was made a cardinal in 1991. He served as president of the Italian Episcopal Conference from 1991 to 2007 and as Vicar General of the Diocese of Rome from 1991 to 2008.

  14. Javier Echevarría Rodríguez

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    Javier Echevarría Rodríguez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1932-2016 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    Roman Catholic priestlawyerjurist
    Biography

    Javier Echevarría Rodríguez was a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Until his death, he was the head of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. He held doctorates in both civil and canon law.

  15. Matteo Maria Zuppi

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    Matteo Maria Zuppi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Matteo Maria Zuppi is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has been Archbishop of Bologna since 12 December 2015.

  16. Crescenzio Sepe

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    Crescenzio Sepe
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Crescenzio Sepe is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Naples from 2006 to 2020. He served in the Roman Curia as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2001 to 2006. He was made a cardinal in 2001. Before that he spent 25 years in increasingly important positions in the Roman Curia.

  17. Angelo De Donatis

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    Angelo De Donatis
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Lateran University
    Studied philosophy
    Occupations
    Catholic priestEastern Orthodox priest
    Biography

    Angelo De Donatis is an Italian Catholic prelate who currently serves as Cardinal Vicar (officially Vicar General of His Holiness), Archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Lateran University.

  18. Agostino Vallini

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    Agostino Vallini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Agostino Vallini is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church. He has been a cardinal since 2006. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Vicar General of Rome. He is also the Archpriest emeritus of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

  19. Wim Eijk

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    Wim Eijk
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    theologianphysicianprofessorRoman Catholic priest
    Biography

    Willem Jacobus "Wim" Eijk is a Dutch prelate of the Catholic Church, a cardinal since 2012. He has been the Metropolitan Archbishop of Utrecht since 2007. He was Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden from 1999 to 2012. Before his clerical career he worked as a doctor; as a priest he made medical ethics the focus of his academic studies.

  20. Achille Silvestrini

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    Achille Silvestrini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1923-2019 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priestdiplomat
    Biography

    Achille Silvestrini was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served in the Vatican diplomatic corps, either in Rome or abroad, from 1953 to 1990, and later as Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches from 1991 to 2000.

  21. Fernando Ocariz

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    Fernando Ocariz
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Fernando Ocáriz Braña is the current prelate of Opus Dei. Ocáriz is the fourth person to head Opus Dei since its founding in 1928. He is widely published in philosophy and has been a consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 1986.

  22. Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga

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    Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. is a Salesian and Cardinal of the Catholic Church from Honduras. He is the current Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, is the former President of Caritas Internationalis and served as President of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) from 1995 to 1999. Rodríguez was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He has been the Vatican's spokesman with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, on the issue of Third World debt.

  23. Fernando Filoni

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    Fernando Filoni
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
    Biography

    Fernando Filoni is a Cardinal prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2011 to 2019. He is an expert in Chinese affairs and on the Middle East.

  24. Josip Bozanić

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    Josip Bozanić
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Josip Bozanić is a Croatian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the eighth and current Archbishop of Zagreb, having previously served as Bishop of Krk from 1989 to 1997. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003. He is a member of the Supervisory Commission of Cardinals of the Institute for the Works of Religion, along with other five cardinals.

  25. Vincenzo Paglia

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    Vincenzo Paglia
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Vincenzo Paglia is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences. He was President of the Pontifical Council for the Family from 2012 to 2016 and Bishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, Italy, from 2000 to 2012. He was a co-founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio in 1968.

  26. Jozef Tomko

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    Jozef Tomko
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1924-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    writeruniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Jozef Tomko is a Slovak Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 1985 to 2001, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985.

  27. Lorenzo Baldisseri

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    Lorenzo Baldisseri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priestpianist
    Biography

    Lorenzo Baldisseri is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops from 21 September 2013 until 15 September 2020. He was made a cardinal in 2014. He previously served as Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops after more than twenty years in the diplomatic service of the Holy See that included stints as Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, Paraguay, India, Nepal, and Brazil.

  28. Ivan Dias

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    Ivan Dias
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1936-2017 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    diplomatscreenwriterCatholic priest
    Biography

    Ivan Cornelius Dias was an Indian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2006 to 2011, Archbishop of Bombay from 1996 to 2006, and before that a papal ambassador in the Balkans, East Asia, and West Africa. He was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2001.

  29. Sérgio da Rocha

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    Sérgio da Rocha
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Sérgio da Rocha is a Brazilian prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Brasília, and as of March 2020, as its apostolic administrator. He was named Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia on 11 March 2020.

  30. Beniamino Stella

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    Beniamino Stella
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Beniamino Stella is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has been Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy since 2013 and a cardinal since 2014. He began working in the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1970, was made an archbishop in 1987, and served as a nuncio in several countries between 1987 to 2007. He led the Vatican's training program for its diplomats, the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, from 2007 to 2013.

  31. Bernardin Gantin

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    Bernardin Gantin
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    Years
    1922-2008 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Bernardin Gantin was a Beninese prelate of the Catholic Church who held senior positions in the Roman Curia for twenty years and the highest position in the College of Cardinals for nine years. His prominence in the hierarchy of the Church was unprecedented for an African and has been equaled by few non-Italians. He began his career in his native country first as an auxiliary bishop and then as archbishop of Cotonou. In 1971 he began his thirty-year career in the Curia. After he had spent several years in the role of senior assistant, he held a series of senior positions as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, and prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Bishops

  32. Ersilio Tonini

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    Ersilio Tonini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1914-2013 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Ersilio Tonini was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Ravenna-Cervia from 1975 to 1990, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1994. When Cardinal Paul Augustin Mayer died on 30 April 2010, Cardinal Tonini became the oldest living cardinal. He died on 28 July 2013, a week after his 99th birthday.

  33. Celestino Migliore

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    Celestino Migliore
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    theologiandiplomatCatholic priest
    Biography

    Celestino Migliore is an Italian Archbishop of the Catholic Church who serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to France. He previously served as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. He has spent most of his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See.

  34. Seán Brady

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    Seán Brady
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Seán Baptist Brady KGCHS is an Irish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh from 1996 until 2014, being elevated to the cardinalate in 2007. He faced repeated calls to resign over his alleged role in a cover-up of child abuse by priests in his jurisdiction.

  35. João Braz de Aviz

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    João Braz de Aviz
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    João Braz de Aviz is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011. He began his career working for twenty years as a parish priest and seminary teacher. He became a bishop in 1994 and was bishop of Ponta Grossa from 1998 to 2002, archbishop of Maringá from 2002 to 2004, and archbishop of Brasília from 2004 to 2011.

  36. Mauro Piacenza

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    Mauro Piacenza
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Mauro Piacenza JCD is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church. A cardinal since 2010, he has served as Penitentiary Major of the Apostolic Penitentiary since his appointment by Pope Francis on 21 September 2013. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy from 7 October 2010 to 21 September 2013. where he had been Secretary since 2007. At that Congregation, Pope Benedict XVI, according to one report, valued "his efficiency and in-depth knowledge of how the Congregation worked and its problems" and "his traditionalist ecclesiastical line of thought".

  37. Paolo Romeo

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    Paolo Romeo
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
    Biography

    Paolo Romeo STL JCD is a Cardinal and Archbishop emeritus of Palermo. He was appointed to the see of Palermo by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 December 2006.

  38. Cesare Nosiglia

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    Cesare Nosiglia
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Cesare Nosiglia is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has been the Archbishop of Turin since 2010. He has been a bishop since 1991, serving first as an auxiliary bishop of Rome, vicegerent of Rome with the title of archbishop from 1996 to 2003, and then Archbishop-Bishop of Vicenza from 2003 to 2010.

  39. Marcello Semeraro

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    Marcello Semeraro
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Marcello Semeraro is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has been the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints since October 2020. He was previously Bishop of Albano and secretary to the group of cardinals named by Pope Francis to advise him.

  40. Gilberto Agustoni

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    Gilberto Agustoni
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1922-2017 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Gilberto Agustoni was a Swiss prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He worked in the Roman Curia from 1950 to 1998, ending his career as head of the Apostolic Signatura from 1992 to 1998. He became a Cardinal in 1994.

  41. Józef Sebastian Pelczar

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    Józef Sebastian Pelczar
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1842-1924 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priestpolitician
    Biography

    Józef Sebastian Pelczar was a Polish Roman Catholic bishop and was also the co-founder of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which he had established in 1894 with Ludwika Szczęsna. He also served in several episcopal posts and served as the Bishop of Przemyśl.

  42. Ennio Antonelli

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    Ennio Antonelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Ennio Antonelli is an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church and retired President of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

  43. Kurt Krenn

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    Kurt Krenn
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1936-2014 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Kurt Krenn was an Austrian Roman Catholic prelate and Bishop who ran a seminary for priests in Sankt Pölten, near Vienna. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Sankt Pölten, a suffragan see of the Vienna province, from 1991 to 2004.

  44. Adam Maida

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    Adam Maida
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Adam Joseph Maida is an American cardinal prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, from 1990 to 2009, and was elevated to Cardinal in 1994. Maida previously served as the bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, from 1984 to 1990.

  45. Paolo Pezzi

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    Paolo Pezzi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Paolo Pezzi, FSCB – also known as Pavel Pezzi – is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, currently serving as Latin Rite Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow (Russian Federation).

  46. Edoardo Menichelli

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    Edoardo Menichelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Edoardo Menichelli is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo from 2004 to 2017. Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 14 February 2015.

  47. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani

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    Amleto Giovanni Cicognani
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1883-1973 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Amleto Giovanni Cicognani was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Vatican Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969, and Dean of the College of Cardinals from 1972 until his death. Cicognani was elevated to the cardinalate in 1958. His brother, Gaetano Cicognani, was also a cardinal. To date they are the last pair of brothers to serve together in the College of Cardinals.

  48. Pio Laghi

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    Pio Laghi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1922-2009 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
    Biography

    Pio Laghi was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. His service was primarily in the diplomatic service of the Holy See and the Roman Curia. He served as Apostolic nuncio to several countries and as the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1991. Cardinal Laghi was Pope John Paul II's secret emissary to the White House and to several presidents of the United States. He had a particularly close relationship with George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

  49. Giovanni Canestri

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    Giovanni Canestri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1918-2015 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Giovanni Canestri was an Italian Catholic cardinal, who served as Archbishop of Cagliari from 1984 until 1987 and as Archbishop of Genoa from 1987 until 1995.

  50. Lluís Martínez i Sistach

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    Lluís Martínez i Sistach
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    Roman Catholic priest
    Biography

    Lluís Martínez i Sistach is a Spanish prelate of the Catholic Church. He is Archbishop emeritus of Barcelona, having served as archbishop there from 2004 to 2015. He has been a cardinal since 2007.

  51. Audrys Bačkis

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    Audrys Bačkis
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Audrys Juozas Bačkis is a Lithuanian prelate of the Catholic Church, a Cardinal since 2001. He worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1964 to 1991, when he became Archbishop of Vilnius. He retired in 2013.

  52. John Njue

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    John Njue
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestuniversity teacheranti-vaccine activist
    Biography

    John Njue is a Kenyan Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the fourth Archbishop of Nairobi from 2007 to 2021. He previously served as Coadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri from 2002 to 2007 and Bishop of Embu from 1986 to 2002. He was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 2007.

  53. Giuseppe Petrocchi

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    Giuseppe Petrocchi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Giuseppe Petrocchi 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.

  54. Leopoldo Brenes

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    Leopoldo Brenes
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestcatholic deacon
    Biography

    Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano is a Nicaraguan Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Managua. He was previously bishop of Matagalpa.

  55. Severino Poletto

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    Severino Poletto
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Severino Poletto is an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Turin from 1999 to 2010. A bishop since 1980, he became a cardinal in 2001.

  56. Chibly Langlois

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    Chibly Langlois
    Born in
    Haiti Flag Haiti
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Chibly Langlois is a Haitian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is bishop of Les Cayes since 15 August 2011, and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference.

  57. James Aloysius Hickey

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    James Aloysius Hickey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2004 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    James Aloysius Hickey was an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Washington from 1980 to 2000, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1988.

  58. Emmanuel III Delly

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    Emmanuel III Delly
    Born in
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    1927-2014 (aged 87)
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    Mar Emmanuel III Delly was the Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans and former Primate of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic sui juris particular church of the Catholic Church, and also a Cardinal. An ethnic Chaldean, he was born in Tel Keppe and was ordained a priest on 21 December 1952. He was consecrated a bishop ten years later in December 1962 at the age of 35. He was elected Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on 3 December 2003, succeeding the late Patriarch Raphael I Bidawid. He was created a Cardinal Bishop on 24 November 2007.

  59. Edward Cassidy

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    1924-.. (age 97)
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    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
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    Edward Idris Cassidy AC was an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church who was president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 1989 to 2001. He headed the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews. He spent most of his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See both in Rome and overseas. He was made a cardinal im 1991.

  60. Agostino Cacciavillan

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    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
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    Agostino Cacciavillan is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, a cardinal since 2001. He worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1959 to 1998; he was given the titles of archbishop and nuncio in 1998 and served as Pro-Nuncio to Kenya, India, Nepal, and the United States between 1976 and 1998. He then worked in the Roman Curia from 1998 to 2002 as President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

  61. Joan Francesc Mira i Casterà

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    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    anthropologistwritersociologisttranslatoruniversity teacher
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    Joan Francesc Mira i Casterà is a Spanish writer, anthropologist and sociologist. He is an honorary member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana and President of Acció Cultural del País Valencià. In politics he is a supporter and has been a candidate of Valencian Nationalist Bloc in 2000 and 2003.

  62. Fridolin Ambongo Besungu

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    friar minor capuchinCatholic priesttheologian
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    Fridolin Ambongo Besungu OFMCap is a Congolese prelate of the Catholic Church. He has been the Archbishop of Kinshasa since his appointment on 1 November 2018. He has been a bishop since 2004 and before becoming Archbishop of Kinshasa was Bishop of Bokungu-Ikela from 2004 to 2016, Apostolic Administrator of Kole from 2008 to 2015, Apostolic Administrator of Mbandaka-Bikoro in 2016 and Archbishop there from 2016 to 2018, Apostolic Administrator of Bokungu-Ikela from 2016 to 2018, and Coadjutor Archbishop of Kinshasa in 2018.

  63. Ryszard Kasyna

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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Ryszard Kasyna is a Polish Roman Catholic bishop, being the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pelplin since 2012. He was previously the auxiliary bishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gdańsk and titular bishop of the Diocese of Dices from 2005 to 2012.

  64. Francesco Monterisi

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    1934-.. (age 87)
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    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
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    Francesco Marco Nicola Monterisi is an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church, who worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1964 to 1998 and then held senior positions in the Roman Curia until he retired in 2014.

  65. Giuseppe Pizzardo

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    1877-1970 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    theologiandiplomatCatholic priest
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    Giuseppe Pizzardo was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as prefect of the Congregation for Seminaries and Universities from 1939 to 1968, and Secretary of the Holy Office from 1951 to 1959. Pizzardo was elevated to the cardinalate in 1937.

  66. Giuseppe Sciacca

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    judgetheologianCatholic priestphilosopher
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    Giuseppe Sciacca is the current Secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since his appointment by Pope Francis on July 16, 2016, replacing the retiring Archbishop Frans Daneels. Previously, he had served as Adjunct Secretary of the Apostolic Signatura, since Saturday, 24 August 2013. Previously, he had been serving as the Secretary General of the Governatorate of Vatican City State since his appointment by Benedict XVI on 3 September 2011.

  67. Luigi de Magistris

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    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Luigi De Magistris is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Pro-Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary from 2001 to 2003 after working for more than forty years in the Roman Curia, more than twenty of them in the Apostolic Penitentiary. He was made a bishop in 1996, an archbishop in 2001, and a cardinal in 2015.

  68. Gabriel Zubeir Wako

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    theologianCatholic priest
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    Gabriel Zubeir Wako is a Sudanese Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

  69. Czeslaw Kozon

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Czesław Kozon is the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Copenhagen.

  70. Jan Franciszek Wątroba

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Jan Franciszek Wątroba is the current Roman Catholic bishop of Rzeszów, in Poland.

  71. Zbigņevs Stankevičs

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    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
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    Zbigņevs Stankevičs is a Latvian prelate of the Catholic Church. He has been metropolitan Archbishop of Riga since 2010. He previously served as Spiritual Director and Director of the Seminary Institute of Religious Sciences in Riga.

  72. Mario Grech

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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Mario Grech is a Maltese prelate who was Bishop of Gozo from 2005 to 2019. He was Pro-Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops from October 2019 until he became Secretary General in September 2020.

  73. Corrado Bafile

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    1903-2005 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    diplomattheologianCatholic priest
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    Corrado Bafile was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints from 1975 to 1980, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1976. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.

  74. Sergio Pignedoli

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    1910-1980 (aged 70)
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    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Sergio Pignedoli was a prominent Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a top candidate for pope. He served as deputy to Pope Paul VI, and as President of the Secretariat for Non-Christians from 1973 to 1980. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973.

  75. Ioan Robu

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    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
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    Ioan Robu is a Romanian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Bucharest from 1990 to 2019.

  76. Sergio Sebastiani

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    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Sergio Sebastiani is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who was head of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See from 1997 to 2008. He was made a cardinal in 2001. From 1960 to 1994 he worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, becoming an archbishop and apostolic nuncio in 1976 and leading the offices representing the Vatican in Madagascar, Mauritius, and Turkey.

  77. Ignatius Moses I Daoud

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    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Ignatius Basile Moses I Daoud was Patriarch of Antioch for the Syrian Catholic Church, a Cardinal Bishop (because he was an Eastern Patriarch elevated to Cardinal), and Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Catholic Church.

  78. Mariano Artigas

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    1938-2006 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    philosopher of sciencetheologianCatholic priestuniversity teacherwriter
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    Mariano Artigas was a Spanish physicist, philosopher, and theologian. He wrote The Mind of the Universe: Understanding Science and Religion and fifteen other books on science and religion.

  79. Tommaso Caputo

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Tommaso Caputo is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1980 to 2012, when he was named Territorial Prelate of Pompei.

  80. Angelo Vincenzo Zani

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priestphilosopher
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    Angelo Vincenzo Zani is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, who has served as the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, its second-highest officer, since November 2012. He was previously its third-highest official for ten years.

  81. Marin Barišić

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
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    Marin Barišić is a Croatian archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska.

  82. Ildebrando Antoniutti

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    1898-1974 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Ildebrando Antoniutti was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Congregation for Religious from 1963 to 1973, and was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John XXIII in 1962.

  83. Francisco Ozoria Acosta

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Francisco Ozoria Acosta is a Dominican prelate of the Catholic Church who has been Archbishop of Santo Domingo since 2016 and Military Ordinary of the Dominican Republic since 2017. He was Bishop of San Pedro de Macorís from 1997 to 2016.

  84. Gianni Ambrosio

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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Gianni Ambrosio is the emeritus bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio.

  85. Jan Vokál

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestcatholic deacon
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    Jan Vokal is the current Bishop of Hradec Králové since his installation on 14 May 2011. He had previously served as an official in the Secretariat of State.

  86. José Orlandis

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    1918-2010 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    historianjuristCatholic priestuniversity teacherwriter
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    José Orlandis Rovira was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and historian who wrote more than 200 works, including 20 books.

  87. Karel Otčenášek

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    1920-2011 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    writerCatholic priest
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    Karel Otčenášek was a Czech prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

  88. Patrick Joseph McGrath

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    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Patrick Joseph McGrath is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as the second Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose from 1999 to 2019.

  89. Antoine Camilleri

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Antoine Camilleri is a Maltese prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the Under-Secretary for Relations with States in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, until he was consecrated Archbishop and given the title of Papal Nuncio. He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1999.

  90. Vincenzo Fagiolo

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    1918-2000 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Vincenzo Fagiolo was an Italian cardinal and President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts from 1990 until 1994.

  91. Antonio Lanfranchi

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    1946-2015 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Antonio Lanfranchi was a Roman Catholic archbishop.

  92. Giambattista Diquattro

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
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    Giambattista Diquattro is an Italian archbishop and Vatican diplomat. He has been Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil since 2020. He has worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1985 and been a nuncio and archbishop since 2005.

  93. Vlastimil Kročil

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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    teacherCatholic priest
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    Vlastimil Kročil is a Czech Roman Catholic clergyman. He is the current Bishop of Budweis.

  94. Antonio Innocenti

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    Years
    1915-2008 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Lateran University
    In 1950 graduated with Licentiate of Theology in dogmatic theology
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priestdiplomat
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    Antonio Innocenti was an Italian Cardinal who was a leading figure in the Roman Curia and the Vatican diplomatic service for many years.

  95. Luigi Bonazzi

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Luigi Bonazzi is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who works in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has been the apostolic nuncio to Albania since December 2020. He was the apostolic nuncio to Canada from December 2013 to December 2020.

  96. Livio Melina

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    presbytertheologianwriter
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    Livio Melina is a priest of the Catholic Church and an Italian theologian. He is a tenured Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, where he served as a President from 2006 till 2016.

  97. Luigi Dadaglio

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    1914-1990 (aged 76)
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    diplomatCatholic priest
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    Luigi Dadaglio was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

  98. Giacomo Guido Ottonello

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priestdiplomat
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    Giacomo Guido Ottonello is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who has spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He has been Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia since 2017 and was Nuncio to Ecuador from 2005 to 2017.

  99. Nazzareno Marconi

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestbiblical scholar
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    Nazzareno Marconi is the bishop of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia. He had previously served as clergy of the diocese of Città di Castello, being pastor of San Donato parish.

  100. Atanáz Orosz

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Bishop Atanáz László Orosz is a Hungarian Greek Catholic hierarch as the Eparchial Bishop of the new elevated Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Miskolc since 20 March 2015 and was the Titular Bishop of Panium and Apostolic Exarch of Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc from 5 March 2011 until 20 March 2015. Also he served as the Apostolic Administrator of the new created Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Nyíregyháza from 20 March 2015 until 31 October 2015.