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Luigi Cardinal Poggi

Luigi Cardinal Poggi, cardinal, archbishop emeritus, archivist.

Background

  • Poggi, Luigi Cardinal was born on November 25, 1917 in Piacenza, Italy.

  • Education

    • Attended, Alberoni College, Piacenza, Italy. Graduate, Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome.

    Career

    • Ordained priest Diocese of Piacenza, Italy, 1940. Parish priest, 1940—1945. Diplomatic positions Secretariat of State, Vatican City, 1945—1965.

      Chaplain Regina Coeli prison, Rome, 1947—1950. Ordained bishop, 1965. Archbishop, apostolic delegate to Central Africa, 1965—1969.

      Apostolic nuncio to Peru, 1969—1973. Apostolic nuncio with special responsibilities for contacts with Eastern European states Rome, 1973—1975. Apostolic delegate to Poland, 1975—1986.

      Apostolic nuncio to Italy, 1986—1992. Pro-archivist Vatican Secret Archives, Rome, 1992-1994, archivist, 1994—1998, archivist emeritus, from 1998. Pro-librarian Vatican Library., 1992—1994, librarian, 1994—1998, librarian emeritus, 1998—2010.

      Elevated to cardinal, 1994. Cardinal-deacon S. Maria in Dominica, 1994—2005. Cardinal-priest S. Lorenzo in Lucina, 2005—2010.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Luigi Cardinal Poggi
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    Born November 25, 1917
    Died May 4, 2010
    (aged 92)
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    • 1940
      Ordained priest Diocese of Piacenza
      Italy
    • 1940 - 1945
      parish priest
    • 1945 - 1965
      diplomatic positions Secretariat of State
    • 1947 - 1950
      chaplain Regina Coeli prison
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 1965
      ordained bishop
    • 1965 - 1969
      archbishop
    • 1969 - 1973
      apostolic nuncio to Peru
    • 1973 - 1975
      apostolic nuncio with special responsibilities for contacts with Eastern European states Rome
    • 1975 - 1986
      apostolic delaware to Poland
    • 1986 - 1992
      apostolic nuncio to Italy
    • 1992 - 1994
      pro-archivist Vatican Secret Archives
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 1992 - 1994
      pro-librarian Vatican Library
    • 1994 - 1998
      pro-archivist Vatican Secret Archives
    • 1994 - 1998
      pro-librarian Vatican Library
    • 1994
      elevated to cardinal
    • 1994 - 2005
      cardinal-deacon S. Maria in Dominica
    • 1998 - 2010
      pro-librarian Vatican Library
    • 2005 - 2010
      cardinal-priest S. Lorenzo in Lucina
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