Bruno Forte

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Bruno Forte (2006)
Archbishop's coat of arms by Bruno Forte
Bruno Forte (2014)

Bruno Forte (born August 1, 1949 in Naples , Italy ) is an Italian theologian and Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto .


Bruno Forte entered the Naples-Capodimonte seminary and studied theology and philosophy. On April 18, 1973, he received the sacrament of ordination through Cardinal Corrado Ursi . He worked as a pastor in various parishes in the Archdiocese of Naples . He has 1974 at the Faculty of Theology of Napoli-Capodimonte with a dissertation on the Church in the Eucharist in Theology and in 1977 at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis on the semantics of the mystical theology of the Areopagite in philosophy doctorate . Until 2004 he was Professor of Dogmatics and for three years also Dean at the Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Meridionale (PFTIM) in Naples. Research stays took him to Paris and Tübingen. He gave guest lectures at various European and American universities.

On June 26, 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto. He was ordained bishop on September 8, 2004 by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger , who later became Pope Benedict XVI; Co- consecrators were Michele Cardinal Giordano , Archbishop of Naples, and Luigi Diligenza , Archbishop of Capua. He is chairman of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith, Proclamation and Catechesis of the CEI and member of the Episcopal Conference of Abruzzo and Molise.

Bruno Forte is Grand Officer of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and Prior of the Order of Abruzzo and Molise.


Bruno Forte is considered an important theologian and has already held the fasting retreat for Pope and Curia , which is considered an honor on a professional and human level, and stands for a progressive attitude within the Catholic Church.

From 1997 to 2004 he was a member of the International Theological Commission , where he headed the working group that created the document Remembering and Reconciling .

He has published several important works, including Simbolica Ecclesiale (Milan 1996 ff.) In eight volumes and Dialogica (Brescia 2002 ff.) In four volumes.

honors and awards

Memberships in the Roman Curia


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The attempt at a wisdom of love. Theological prize of the Salzburg University Weeks for Archbishop Bruno Forte ( memento from October 16, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) ,, August 4, 2011
  2. Nomina di Membri del Pontificio Consiglio per la Promozione della Nuova Evangelizzazione , in: Press Office of the Holy See: Daily Bulletin of January 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Nomina di Consultori della Commissione per i Rapporti Religiosi con l'Ebraismo. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , July 1, 2019, accessed July 1, 2019 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Edoardo Menichelli Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto
since 2004