Luciano Nervi

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Luciano Nervi SMM (born January 26, 1938 in Sforzatica di Dalmine, Bergamo, † March 8, 2005 ) was Bishop of Mangochi in Malawi .


Nervi attended schools in his home country and then studied theology at the Pontifical Lateran University and literature, journalism and social sciences at the Catholic University of Milan . Then he worked as a teacher in Italy. He was later sent as a missionary to the diocese of Mangochi (Malawi), where he initially worked in the leprosy station in Utale. He was also pastor , regional superior and vicar general . In 1987 he returned to Italy.

On November 20, 2004 he was appointed Bishop of Mangochi by John Paul II . His bishopric was "Ufumu Wanu Udze" (Let your kingdom come). His sky-blue miter, adorned with African symbols, quickly earned him the nickname “the azure bishop”.

Bishop Nervi died on March 8, 2005 of complications from malaria .

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