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Salvatore De Giorgi

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Salvatore De Giorgi (born 6 September 1930) is an Italian churchman, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo in Sicily.

De Giorgi was born in Vernole, in Apulia (Southern Italy). He was ordained as a priest in 1953 and first became a bishop in 1973, when he was made titular bishop of Tulana and an auxiliary bishop of Oria. Seven years later, in 1981, he was made archbishop of Foggia. From 1987 to 1990, he served as archbishop of Taranto. In 1990, he was appointed General Chaplain of Italian Catholic Action, a position which he held until becoming archbishop of Palermo in 1996. At the same time, he was also elected President of the Sicilian Episcopal Conference.

Styles of
Salvatore De Giorgi
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Palermo (emeritus)

De Giorgi was proclaimed a Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in 1998. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.

He retired as Archbishop of Palermo on 19 December 2006, and was replaced by Archbishop Paolo Romeo, who had been apostolic nuncio to Italy and San Marino. Romeo is likely to be named a cardinal in the near future.

Cardinal De Giorgi is noted as a writer and journalist. He has been the author of several religious publications.

Preceded by
Salvatore Pappalardo
Archbishop of Palermo
4 April 1996–19 December 2006
Succeeded by
Paolo Romeo

External links

ru:Де Джорджи, Сальваторе

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