Francesco Monterisi

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Francesco Monterisi
Cardinal-Archpriest Emeritus of the Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls Basilica
Francesco Monterisi in Sarajevo.jpg
Cardinal Monterisi in Sarajevo, 2012
ChurchBasilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
Appointed3 July 2009
Term ended23 November 2012
PredecessorAndrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo
SuccessorJames Michael Harvey
Orders
Ordination16 March 1957
by Reginaldo Giuseppe Maria Addazi
Consecration6 January 1983
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal20 November 2010
by Pope Benedict XVI
RankCardinal-Deacon of San Paolo alla Regola
Personal details
Birth nameFrancesco Marco Nicola Monterisi
Born (1934-05-28) 28 May 1934 (age 85)
Barletta, Italy
NationalityItalian
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Alma materPontifical Lateran University, Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

Francesco Marco Nicola Monterisi (born 28 May 1934) is an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church, who worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1964 to 1998 and then held senior positions in the Roman Curia until he retired in 2014.

Early life and ordination[edit]

After his elementary and secondary studies in Barletta, he entered the Pontifical Minor Seminary and then the Pontifical Major Seminary. From 1951 to 1958, he studied at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he obtained a doctorate in theology.

Monterisi was ordained to the priesthood on 16 March 1957 and returned to Apulia for several years. Beginning in 1961 he prepared for a diplomat's career at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy while also earning a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University in 1964, the year he joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See.

Nuncio[edit]

On 24 December 1982, he was appointed Pro-Nuncio to Korea and Titular Archbishop of Alba Maritima. Monterisi received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 1983 from Pope John Paul II, with Archbishops Eduardo Martínez Somalo and Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy serving as co-consecrators.

In 1990 Monterisi was appointed delegate for Pontifical Representations, the personnel chief not only for Vatican diplomats but for the whole Roman curia.

Pope John Paul named him the first Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 11 June 1993.

Roman Curia[edit]

Styles of
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Informal styleCardinal

Pope John Paul named him Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops on 7 March 1998. While serving at the Congregation for Bishops he was also secretary of the College of Cardinals and therefore secretary of the 2005 papal conclave, which elected Pope Benedict XVI.

On 21 December 2002, he was made a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.[1]

On 3 July 2009, Pope Benedict appointed Archbishop Monterisi to the post of Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls.[2]

On 20 November 2010, he was created Cardinal-Deacon of San Paolo alla Regola. On 29 December 2010, he was appointed a member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.[3] On 24 October 2012, Monterisi was appointed a member of the Congregation for Bishops.[4][a]

He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pope Francis confirmed his memberships in the Congregation for Bishops on 16 December 2013,[5] the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 19 December 2013,[6] and the Congregation for Oriental Churches on 19 February 2014,[7] and as councilor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on 15 January 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.12.2002" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 December 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 03.07.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 29.12.2010" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 24.10.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.12.2013" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 19.12.2013" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 19.02.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 15.01.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  9. ^ "List of Cardinal Electors". Zenit. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2019.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
none
Delegate for Pontifical Representations
28 August 1990 – 7 March 1998
Succeeded by
Carlo Maria Viganò
Preceded by
Jorge María Mejía
Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops
7 March 1998 – 3 July 2009
Succeeded by
Manuel Monteiro de Castro
Preceded by
Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo
Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
3 July 2009 – 23 November 2012
Succeeded by
James Michael Harvey
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
none
Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 June 1993 – 7 March 1998
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Leanza