Sebastiano Baggio

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Sebastiano Cardinal Baggio (born May 16, 1913 in Rosà , Vicenza Province , Italy , † March 21, 1993 in Rome ) was an Italian clergyman, diplomat of the Holy See and cardinal chamberlain of the Roman Church .


Sebastiano Baggio studied Catholic theology and philosophy in Vicenza and Rome . He attended the Pontifical Diplomatic Academy and completed additional training in literacy and librarianship. On December 21, 1935 he received the sacrament of ordination and entered the diplomatic service of the Vatican .

From 1936 to 1938 he worked in the Apostolic Nunciature of Austria . Further stations were El Salvador , Bolivia and Venezuela until 1946 . From 1946 to 1948 he worked in the Vatican State Secretariat in Rome, from 1948 to 1950 he was a member of the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Colombia . On June 21, 1953, Pope Pius XII awarded him . the honorary title of House Prelate of His Holiness . From 1950 to 1953 he worked for the Consistorial Congregation of the Curia . On June 30, 1953, Pius XII appointed him. the Titular Archbishop of Ephesus and a day later to the apostolic nuncio in Chile . He was ordained bishop by Adeodato Giovanni Piazza OCD , Cardinal Bishop of Sabina and Poggio Mirteto , on July 26, 1953; Co -consecrators were Archbishop Antonio Samorè , Secretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, and Carlo Zinato , Bishop of Vicenza . On March 12, 1959, Sebastiano Baggio was appointed Apostolic Delegate in Canada and on May 26, 1964, Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil .

He participated in the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965 . Pope Paul VI took him on April 28, 1969 as a cardinal deacon with the titular diakonia Santi Angeli Custodi a Città Giardino in the college of cardinals and appointed him on June 23 of the same year Archbishop of Cagliari . On February 26, 1973, Sebastiano Baggio became Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and on December 21 of the same year cardinal priest at the titular Church of San Sebastiano alle Catacombe and on December 12, 1974 he was appointed Cardinal Bishop of Velletri and Segni . In 1974 he took part in the Eucharistic Congress in Quito as papal special envoy , and in 1975 at the Brazilian Eucharistic Congress in Manaus . He was also President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America for many years . Cardinal Baggio attended the August Conclave of 1978 and the October Conclave of the same year. Before the beginning of the first conclave, he was considered papabile . After his election in August 1978, Pope John Paul I wanted to appoint him Patriarch of Venice, but Baggio refused.

On April 8, 1984 he became President of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican State and Cardinal Patron of the Order of Malta . On March 25, 1985 named him John Paul II. To the Camerlengo . On October 31, 1990, he resigned all management duties due to illness, but remained Camerlengo and cardinal patron of the Order of Malta until his death.

Sebastiano Baggio died of a stroke in 1993 and was buried in his hometown of Rosà.

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Individual evidence

  1. Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 1953 , Città del Vaticano 1953, p. 1060.
  2. VATICAN: Completely open. Der Spiegel 33/1978, August 14, 1978, accessed January 15, 2018 .
  3. David Yallop : In the Name of God? - The mysterious death of the 33-day Pope Johannes Paul I. Knaur-Verlag, 1984, ISBN 3-426-03812-9 , p. 290
  4. ^ Bishop-Maker Baggio Is Dead
predecessor Office successor
Mario Zanin Apostolic Nuncio in Chile
Opilio Rossi
Giovanni Panico Apostolic Delegate to Canada
Sergio Pignedoli
Armando Lombardi Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil
Umberto Mozzoni
Paolo Botto (it) Archbishop of Cagliari
Giuseppe Bonfigioli
Carlo Cardinal Confalonieri Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
Bernardin Cardinal Gantin
Ildebrando Cardinal Antoniutti Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Paul Casimir Marcinkus President of the Governorate of the Vatican City
Rosalio José Cardinal Castillo Lara SDB
Paul-Pierre Cardinal Philippe Cardinal Patron of the Order of Malta
Pio Cardinal Laghi
Cardinal Paolo Bertoli Cardinal Chamberlain
Eduardo Cardinal Martínez Somalo
Cardinal Paolo Marella Cardinal Sub- Dean
Cardinal Agostino Casaroli