Enrico Manfredini

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Enrico Manfredini (1982)

Enrico Manfredini (born January 20, 1922 in Suzzara , Province of Mantua , Italy , † December 16, 1983 in Bologna ) was Archbishop of Bologna .


Manfredini studied theology in Venegono Inferiore and was ordained a priest on May 26, 1945 . In Venegono Inferiore he also met Luigi Giussani , who later founded the Comunione e Liberazione movement . From 1963 he worked as provost in Varese and participated as an auditor at the Second Vatican Council .

Pope Paul VI appointed him on October 4, 1969 Bishop of Piacenza . The episcopal ordination donated him on November 4th of the same year Giovanni Cardinal Colombo , Archbishop of Milan . Co-consecrators were his predecessor Umberto Malchiodi and Giuseppe Schiavini , auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Milan. As a sign of humility, Manfredini initially did not accept a bishop's coat of arms.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Bologna on March 18, 1983. During his tenure, he founded the Centro Culturale di Bologna Enrico Manfredini . Just nine months after his appointment, he died suddenly at the age of 61.

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Antonio Cardinal Poma Archbishop of Bologna
Giacomo Cardinal Biffi
Umberto Malchiodi Bishop of Piacenza
Antonio Mazza
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Giacomo Cardinal Biffi