Diego Natale Bona

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Diego Natale Bona (born December 11, 1926 in Castiglione Tinella , † April 29, 2017 in Rome ) was an Italian clergyman and Roman Catholic bishop of Saluzzo .


Diego Natale Bona came from a winemaking family with six children and, after completing his theological training in the diocesan seminary in Alba, was ordained a priest on October 8, 1950 in Alba Cathedral . He was initially vicar in the Pietralata district in Rome. In 1966 he was appointed pastor of Santa Maria in Stella Maris in Lido di Ostia , where he stayed until 1974. Then he was pastor in the Roman Garbatella and had pastoral visits from Pope Paul VI. and John Paul II

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Porto-Santa Rufina on November 9, 1985 . The cardinal vicar and archpriest of the Lateran basilica , Ugo Poletti , donated him episcopal ordination on December 1st of the same year ; Co-consecrators were Ennio Appignanesi , Weiherzbischof in Rome , and Clemente Riva IC , Auxiliary Bishop of Rome.

On January 17, 1994, he was appointed Bishop of Saluzzo. On April 16, 2003, Pope John Paul II accepted his age-related resignation.

He was an honorary canon at the Papal Lateran Basilica . He was national president of the Apostolato Mondiale di Fatima . From 1994 to 2002 he was also chairman of the Pax Christi in Italy, the Catholic peace movement. He was also chairman of the Italian Caritas for many years .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Diocesi: Saluzzo, morto questa notte il vescovo emerito Diego Bona . Servizio Informazione Religiosa (AgenSiR.it), April 29, 2017, accessed on May 12, 2017 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Sebastiano Dho Bishop of Saluzzo
Giuseppe Guerrini
Pellegrino Tomaso Ronchi OFMCap Bishop of Porto and Santa Rufina
Antonio Buoncristiani