Giuseppe Fabiani

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Giuseppe Fabiani (born November 27, 1926 in Bertinoro , Italy , † June 25, 2019 in Bologna ) was an Italian clergyman and Roman Catholic bishop of Imola .


Giuseppe Fabiani completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Bertinoro Seminar and at the Pontifical Regional Seminar of Bologna. He studied law, literature, philosophy and canon law at the University of Bologna and the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. Fabiani received in on 20 May 1950 Cathedral of Bertinoro the priesthood . He was chancellor, secretary to the bishop and active in pastoral care in Bertinoro. In 1957 he was appointed episcopal delegate ad omnia of the diocese and diocesan assistant for Catholic action. In 1960 the new Bishop of Bertinoro, Giuseppe Bonacini , appointed him vicar general and in 1970 he was further appointed by Giovanni Proni in this office and also appointed as the first vicar general in the merged diocese of Forlì-Bertinoro . In 1960 he was made a prelate and in 1969 also cathedral vicar in Bertinoro. For over thirty years he worked as a judge at the regional church court in Flaminio

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Imola on July 19, 1989. The Archbishop of Bologna , Cardinal Giacomo Biffi , donated him episcopal ordination on September 10th of the same year ; Co- consecrators were Achille Cardinal Silvestrini , Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signature , and Vincenzo Zarri , Bishop of Forlì-Bertinoro . He was a delegate of the regional episcopal conference for culture and schools.

On October 18, 2002, John Paul II accepted his age-related resignation. He died on June 25, 2019 in the "Toniolo" nursing home in Bologna and was buried in the crypt of the Cathedral of San Cassiano in Imola.

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predecessor Office successor
Luigi Dardani Bishop of Imola
Tommaso Ghirelli