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Gardin was born at San Polo di Piave, in the Province of Treviso, Italy. In 1946, when he was about two years old, his family moved to Venice, where he grew up.
In 1988 he became provincial superior of his order and in 1995 superior general, a post he held until 2001.
On 10 July 2006 he was named Titular Bishop of Cissa (transferred to Torcello in November 2007) and Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. He was ordained bishop on 26 August 2006.
On 18 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop-Bishop of Treviso.
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|Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
10 July 2006 – 18 December 2009
Joseph William Tobin
|Titular Archbishop of Torcello
1 November 2007 – 18 December 2009