Adriano Bernardini

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Adriano Bernardini
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

Adriano Bernardini (born 13 August 1942) is the current Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and San Marino, a post to which he was appointed on 15 November 2011.[1]

On 31 March 1968, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rome. He then attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy to study diplomacy while earning a doctorate in canon law at the same time.

His first assignment in the diplomatic service of the Holy See was in the Apostolic Nunciature to Pakistan, which also follows events in Afghanistan. He later worked in the nunciatures to Angola, Japan, Venezuela and Spain. On 17 January 1989 he was appointed chargé d'affaires of the nunciature in Taiwan. On 20 August 1992, just days after his 50th birthday, he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Falerii and Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh. He received episcopal ordination on 15 November 1992 from Cardinal Angelo Sodano.[2]

Bernardini remained in Bangladesh until 15 June 1995, when he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. He was next appointed Nuncio to Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia and Apostolic Delegate to Burma, Laos, Malaysia and Brunei on 24 July 1999. On 26 April 2003 came his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina, and on 15 November 2011, the 19th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, his appointment at 69 years of age as Nuncio to Italy and San Marino.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Blasco Francisco Collaço
Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar
15 June 1996 - 24 July 1999
Succeeded by
Bruno Musarò
Preceded by
Santos Abril y Castelló
Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina
26 April 2003 - 15 November 2011
Succeeded by
Emil Paul Tscherrig
Preceded by
Giuseppe Bertello
Apostolic Nuncio to Italy
15 November 2011– present


  2. ^ Archbishop Adriano Bernardini