Salvatore Nunnari

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Archbishop Salvatore Nunnari of Cosenza-Bisignano
Coat of arms as the Archbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano

Salvatore Nunnari (born June 11, 1939 in Reggio Calabria , Reggio Calabria Province , Italy ) is a Roman Catholic clergyman and emeritus Archbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano .


Salvatore Nunnari attended the archiepiscopal high school in Reggio Calabria and the regional seminary of Pius XI. in Reggio Calabria. He received on 12 July 1964, the sacrament of Holy Orders . Then Nunnari continued his studies at the Ignatianum Theological Faculty in Messina and obtained a licentiate in pastoral theology .

Then he began a journalistic activity. Salvatore Nunnari worked for twelve years as a publicist and national councilor of the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (FNSI). He was also Vice President of the Ordine dei giornalisti in Calabria . Until 1975 Nunnari was also a chaplain in the parish of Santa Maria del Divin Soccorso and he taught religion at the state middle school. From 1970 to 1972 he was also an assistant to the diocesan student movement of the Catholic Action . In 1972 Salvatore Nunnari became secretary of the Priestly Council of the Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria-Bova . From 1975 to 1983 he was assistant priest in the parish of Santa Maria del Divin Soccorso and provincial council of the Coldiretti organization . In 1983 Nunnari became pastor of the parish of Santa Maria del Divin Soccorso . He was also chairman of the commission for social pastoral care and episcopal vicar for the coordination of diocesan pastoral care.

On January 30, 1999, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia . He received his episcopal ordination on March 20 of the same year by the Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, Vittorio Luigi Mondello ; Co- consecrators were the Archbishop of Benevento , Serafino Sprovieri , and the Bishop of Aversa , Mario Milano . On December 18, 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on August 10, 2010 for the duration of the vacancy until May 12, 2012 as Apostolic Administrator of the Lungro Eparchy .

In the Italian Bishops' Conference , Salvatore Nunnari was a member of the Commission for Social Problems and Labor and the Commission for Justice and Peace until his resignation.

On May 15, 2015, Pope Francis accepted his age-related resignation.


Web links

Commons : Salvatore Nunnari  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Nomina dell'Arcivescovo Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia (Italia) ( Memento of July 19, 2012 in the web ) , in: Press Office of the Holy See: Daily Bulletin of January 30, 1999.
  2. ^ Rinuncia dell'Arcivescovo Metropolita di Cosenza-Bisignano (Italia) e Nomina del Successore , in: Holy See Press Office: Daily Bulletin of December 18, 2004.
  3. ^ Rinuncia del Vescovo di Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi dell'Italia Continentale e Nomina dell'Amministratore Apostolico, sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis, della medesima Eparchia , in: Press Office of the Holy See: Daily Bulletin of 10 August 2010.
  4. ^ Rinuncia dell'Arcivescovo Metropolita di Cosenza-Bisignano (Italia) e nomina del successore. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , May 15, 2015, accessed May 15, 2015 (Italian).
predecessor Office successor
Giuseppe Agostino Archbishop of Cosenza-Bisignano
Francescantonio Nolè OFM Conv
Mario Milano Archbishop of Conza
Francesco Alfano