Vincenzo Fagiolo

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Archbishop Fagiolo (top left) with Pope John Paul II (1983)

Vincenzo Cardinal Fagiolo (born February 5, 1918 in Segni , Province of Rome , Italy , † September 22, 2000 in Rome ) was Archbishop of Chieti and later Cardinal Curia of the Roman Catholic Church .


Vincenzo Fagiolo received his theological and philosophical training in Segni, Anagni and Rome. He received his doctorate at the Pontifical Athenaeum Lateranense both in Catholic theology and in canon law , and received on 6 March 1943, the sacrament of Holy Orders . He then worked as a parish and deaf chaplain, university professor and prosynodal judge in Rome. He took part in the Second Vatican Council as an expert from 1962 to 1965 and became an auditor of the Roman Rota in 1968 .

Pope Paul VI appointed him on November 20, 1971 Archbishop of Chieti. The episcopal ordination received Vincenzo Fagiolo by Carlo Cardinal Confalonieri on 19 December of the same year in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore ; Co-consecrators were the Archbishop of L'Aquila , Costantino Stella, and the Bishop of Segni , Luigi Maria Carlim .

Because of his activities during the Second World War , which led to the rescue of numerous persecuted Jews, Fagiolo was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1983 .

On April 8, 1984, Pope John Paul II appointed him Secretary of the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes , in 1990 President of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts and Head of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia . On November 26, 1994 he accepted him as a cardinal deacon with the title deaconry of San Teodoro in the college of cardinals . In December of the same year he resigned from the office of President of the Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts for reasons of age. He was the Grand Prior of the Order of Constantine .

Vincenzo Fagiolo died in Rome on September 22nd, 2000 and was buried in the Cathedral of Chieti .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Vincenzo Fagiolo on the Yad Vashem website (English); Righteous Among the Nations Recognized by Yad Vashem as of 1 January 2009 - Italy. (PDF) Yad Vashem, January 1, 2009, accessed September 4, 2009 .
predecessor Office successor
Loris Francesco Capovilla Archbishop of Chieti
Antonio Valentini (it)
Rosalio José Cardinal Castillo Lara SDB President of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts
Julian Cardinal Herranz Casado