Luigi Bettazzi

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Luigi Bettazzi (born November 26, 1923 in Treviso , Italy ) is an Italian Roman Catholic bishop .


Luigi Bettazzi studied in Treviso and Bologna and was ordained a priest on August 4, 1946 .

On August 10, 1963, Pope Paul VI appointed him . as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Bologna , connected with the titular diocese of Thagaste . The episcopal ordination took place on October 4, 1963 by the chief consecrator Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro , the archbishop of Bologna. On November 26, 1966, he was appointed Bishop of Ivrea . From 1978 to 1985 he was President of Pax Christi International . In the Italian election campaign in 1994, he described Jesus as a "progressive". On February 20, 1999, Pope John Paul II accepted his age-related resignation.

Luigi Bettazzi is one of the last remaining participants / council fathers of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) , during which he also signed the Catacomb Pact. He is the last living first signatory to this pact. He sees the lifestyle and administration of Pope Francis as the implementation of the Catacomb Pact. He also wishes to raise public awareness of the Catacomb Pact.

On April 4, 2016, Bettazzi was awarded honorary citizenship of the city of Bologna.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Monsignor Luigi Bettazzi awarded honorary citizenship of Bologna
  2. a b Christoph Renzikowski: Poor little bishop. In: November 16, 2015, accessed October 14, 2016 .
predecessor Office successor
Albino canteen Bishop of Ivrea
Arrigo Miglio