Giuseppe Caprio

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Giuseppe Caprio
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Apollonia (titular see)

Giuseppe Caprio (15 November 1914 – 15 October 2005), was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He held the post of President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See before he retired in 1990. He had been the internuncio, then pro-nuncio, to China from 1959—1967, and the pro-nuncio to India from 1967—1969.

He then transferred to the Roman Curia, serving as secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, then in the Secretariat of State, where he worked for Pope John Paul I before being appointed President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See in 1979, then President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See in 1981. He was elevated to cardinal in 1979, becoming Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana. He was Cardinal protodeacon from 22 June 1987.

Cardinal Caprio opted for the order of cardinal priests on 26 Nov 1990, and became the Cardinal-Priest of the Titulus S. Mariae de Victoria. He was also a Knight of St. Januarius.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giovanni Benelli
Substitute for General Affairs
14 June 1977 – 28 April 1979
Succeeded by
Eduardo Martínez Somalo
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Villot
President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
28 April 1979 – 30 January 1981
Succeeded by
Agostino Casaroli
Preceded by
Egidio Vagnozzi
President for the Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
1981–1990
Succeeded by
Edmund Szoka
Preceded by
Opilio Rossi
Cardinal Protodeacon
22 June 1987 – 26 November 1990
Succeeded by
Aurelio Sabattani
Preceded by
Maximilien de Furstenberg
Croix de l Ordre du Saint-Sepulcre.svg Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
1988–1995
Succeeded by
Carlo Furno
Preceded by
James Knox
Apostolic Pro-nuncio to India
22 Aug 1967 - 19 Apr 1969
Succeeded by
Marie-Joseph Lemieux