Student, Benedictine College, Engelberg, Switzerland, 1931. Drphil, Thomas Aquinas University, Rome, 1934. Bachelor's Degree, Fribourg University, Switzerland, 1937.
Doctor of Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome, 1946. Graduate, Pontificial Diplomatic Academy, Rome, 1947.
Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1938, consecrated bishop, 1961. Curate in parishes Arbon and Basel, Switzerland, 1938-1942. Chief chaplain for Italian and Polish military internees inSwitzerland, 1943-1945.
Secretary Nuncio Roncalli, (Pope John XXII) in Paris, 1947-1951.
Auditor Nunciature, Vienna, Austria, 1951-1954. Councillor Nunciature, Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1954-1961.
Apostolic delegate, Scandinavia 1961-1969. Nuncio, Finland, 1966-1969, Egypt.
President of Caritas, Egypt, 1969-1973.
Apostolic delegate Great Britain, 1973-1982, nuncio, Great Britain, 1982-1985.
Member International Heraldic Academy, Society Suisse d'Hèraldique, Accademia del Collegio Araldico, Real Academy de la Historia Madrid, Accad. Archeologica Italiana, Socita' Italiana di studi Araldici, French Heraldic and Genealogical Society, Society Suisse Heraldique (honorary), Adler Vienna (honorary), Herold Berlin (honorary), Heraldry Society Scotland (honorary), Societies Heraldica Scandinavica (vice president institute heraldic and genealogical studies Canterbury), Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society (patron). Club: Atheneum (London).