Virgilio Noè (born 30 March 1922) is an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Born in Zelata di Bereguardo, Lombardy, he was ordained on 1 October 1944.

He served as Undersecretary of Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship between 1969 and 1975. In 1970 he was appointed the first Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations by Pope Paul VI. He was appointed Undersecretary for Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 1975 holding this post for two years. On 30 January 1982 he was appointed Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and that same day was appointed Titular Archbishop of Voncaria. He held his position at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments until 1989.

Styles of
Virgilio Noè
CardinalCoA PioM
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Voncaria (Titular)

He was created Cardinal Deacon of S. Giovanni Bosco in Via Tuscolana in the consistory of 28 June 1991 by Pope John Paul II. Three days later, he was made Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, Vicar-General of His Holiness for Vatican City State, and President of the Fabric of St. Peter, offices he would hold until April 2002.[1] Cardinal Noe, like nearly who have served as Cardinal Deacons for ten years, took the option of being elevated to the level of Cardinal-Priest with the titular church of Regina Apostolorum as of 26 February 2002.

He recently attracted attention because he claimed that Paul VI had referred to priests who celebrated the Mass badly as introducing the "smoke of Satan" into the Catholic Church.[2]


Preceded by
Annibale Bugnini
Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations
9 January 1970 – 6 March 1982
Succeeded by
John Magee
Preceded by
Aurelio Sabattani
Vicar General of His Holiness for the State of Vatican City
1 July 1991–24 April 2002
Succeeded by
Francesco Marchisano
Preceded by
Aurelio Sabattani
Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Peter
Succeeded by
Francesco Marchisano
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