Dominique Mamberti

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Archbishop Dominique Mamberti (2010)
Coat of arms of Dominique Cardinal Mamberti with the motto You should be my witnesses (Acts 1)

Dominique François Joseph Cardinal Mamberti (born March 7, 1952 in Marrakech , Morocco ) is a French clergyman and cardinal to the Curia .


After studying Catholic theology and philosophy, Mamberti received the sacrament of ordination for the diocese of Ajaccio on September 20, 1981 . On March 1, 1986, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See and worked first in the Pontifical Mission in Algeria , later in the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the UN in New York , in Lebanon and in the Section for Relations the states of the Vatican State Secretariat . On March 21, 1987, Pope John Paul II awarded him the honorary title of Chaplain to His Holiness .

On May 18, 2002 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan and Apostolic Delegate in Somalia and Titular Archbishop of Sagona . He was ordained bishop by Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano on July 3 of the same year; Co- consecrators were the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples , Archbishop Robert Sarah , and the Bishop of Ajaccio, André Lacrampe IdP .

On February 19, 2004, Archbishop Mamberti became Apostolic Nuncio in Eritrea .

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on September 15, 2006 to succeed Giovanni Lajolo as Secretary for Relations with the States. On August 31, 2013, Pope Francis confirmed him in this post of "Foreign Minister of the Vatican" .

On November 8, 2014, Pope Francis appointed him Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signature . In the consistory of February 14, 2015, Francis accepted him as a cardinal deacon with the title deaconry Santo Spirito in Sassia in the college of cardinals .

On the occasion of a meeting of the Comitato Papa Pacelli , a committee that deals with the work of Pope Pius XII. concerned, Cardinal Mamberti declared at the beginning of March 2017 that “the real face of the Pacelli Pope” was very different from “the one that the 'Black Legend' wanted to spread about him.”


Mamberti is a member of the following dicasteries of the Roman Curia :



Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 1996 , Città del Vaticano 1996, p. 2088.
  2. ^ Nomina del Nunzio Apostolico in Sudan e Delegato Apostolico in Somalia. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , May 18, 2002, accessed January 9, 2015 (Italian).
  3. ^ Nomina del Nunzio Apostolico in Eritrea. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, February 19, 2004, accessed January 9, 2015 (Italian).
  4. ^ Nomina del Segretario per i Rapporti con gli Stati della Segreteria di Stato. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, September 15, 2006, accessed January 9, 2015 (Italian).
  5. Pope confirms Gänswein as prefect of the papal house. Vatican Radio, August 31, 2013, accessed January 9, 2015 .
  6. ^ Nomina del Prefetto del Supremo Tribunale della Segnatura Apostolica. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, November 8, 2014, accessed November 10, 2014 (Italian).
  7. Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico: Assegnazione dei Titoli o Diaconie. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, February 14, 2015, accessed February 14, 2015 (Italian).
  8. ^ Pacelli Committee: Important documents on Pius XII. rediscovered., March 6, 2017, accessed November 24, 2017 .
  9. ^ Nomina di Membri del Pontificio Consiglio della Pastorale per i Migranti e gli Itineranti. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, April 21, 2007, accessed January 9, 2015 (Italian).
  10. a b Nomina di Cardinali Membri dei Dicasteri della Curia Romana. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, April 13, 2015, accessed April 18, 2015 (Italian).
  11. ^ Nomina di Membri della Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, October 4, 2017, accessed October 4, 2017 (Italian).
  12. ^ Nomine presso il Pontificio Consiglio per i Testi Legislativi. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, June 19, 2020, accessed June 19, 2020 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Marco Dino Brogi Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan
Leo Boccardi
Marco Dino Brogi Apostolic Delegate in Somalia
Ramiro Moliner Inglés
Silvano Maria Tomasi Apostolic Nuncio in Eritrea
Leo Boccardi
Giovanni Lajolo Secretary for Relations with States
Paul Gallagher
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke Prefect of the Apostolic Signature
since 2014