Styles of
Dino Monduzzi
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Capreae (titular)

Cardinal Dino Monduzzi (April 2, 1922—October 13, 2006) was an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Prefecture of the Papal Household from 1986 to 1998.


He was born in 1922 to Damiano and Ida (née Ragazzini) Monduzzi in Brisighella, Italy. Monduzzi was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Giuseppe Battaglia of Faenza on July 22, 1945. He celebrated his first Mass the next day, and continued his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. After involvement in Catholic Action missions, Father Monduzzi began work for the Holy See in the late 1950s as an adjunct (and later secretary) in the Prefecture of the Papal Household, which among other duties arranges papal audiences. In 1961 he was elevated to the rank of Monsignor. Monduzzi was named Prefect of the Papal Household and titular bishop of Capreae on December 18, 1986, and received his episcopal consecration on January 6, 1987, from Pope John Paul II (with Archbishops Eduardo Martínez Somalo and José Tomás Sánchez as co-consecrators). As Prefect, Monduzzi was responsible for the non-liturgical aspects of papal ceremonies, and the public and private audiences of the pope. He accompanied John Paul II on 130 pastoral pilgrimages and 268 pastoral visits to Roman parishes.

On February 7, 1998, he retired as Prefect of the Papal Household, and was created Cardinal Deacon of S. Sebastiano al Palatino by John Paul II in the consistory of February 21, 1998. Monduzzi finally succumbed to an ongoing illness and died at 1:00 a.m. on October 13, 2006 at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his funeral Mass on the following October 16, and his remains were then buried in his family tomb in Monduzziru:Мондуцци, Дино

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