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Luigi Cardinal Poggi Edit Profile

archivist , cardinal , archbishop emeritus

Luigi Cardinal Poggi, Italian Archbishop, librarian, archivist.


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


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


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.