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Salvatore Cardinal De Giorgi Edit Profile

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Salvatore Cardinal De Giorgi, Italian cardinal, archbishop.

Background

Giorgi, Salvatore Cardinal De was born on September 6, 1930 in Vernole, Italy.

Career

Ordained priest Diocese of Lecce, Italy, 1953, secretary to bishop, 1953—1958, parish priest, Diocesan chaplain, director Diocesan Pastoral Office, 1958—1973. Ordained bishop, 1973. Auxiliary bishop Diocese of Oria, Italy, 1973—1975, coadjutor bishop, 1975—1978, bishop, 1978—1981.

Archbishop Archdiocese of Foggia, Italy, 1981—1986. Bishop Diocese of Bovino, 1981—1986, Diocese of Troia, 1981—1986. Archbishop Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino, 1986—1987, Archdiocese of Taranto, 1987—1990.

General chaplain Catholic Action, Rome, 1990—1996. Consultor Congregation for Bishops, 1990—1996. Archbishop Archdiocese of Palermo, Italy, 1996—2006, archbishop emeritus, since 2006.

Elevated to cardinal, 1998. Cardinal-priest S. Maria in Ara Coeli, since 1998. Member Pontifical Council for the Family, 1990—1996.

President Sicilian Bishops Conference, since 1996.