Paolo Pezzi

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His Excellency
Paolo Pezzi
FSCB
Archbishop of Mother of God at Moscow
President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation
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Church Roman Catholic Church
See Latin Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow
In office October 27, 2007–present
Predecessor HE Msgr Tadevush Kandrusievich
Orders
Ordination December 22, 1990
by Ugo Poletti
Consecration October 27, 2007
by HE Msgr Tadevush Kandrusievich, HE Msgr Antonio Mennini and HE Msgr Joseph Werth SJ
Personal details
Born (1960-08-08) August 8, 1960 (age 54)
Russi, Italy

HE Msgr Paolo Pezzi FSCB – also known as Pavel Pezzi – is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, currently serving as Latin Rite Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow (Russian Federation).

Styles of
HE Msgr Paolo Pezzi FSCB
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style n/a

Biography[edit]

Early life and ministry[edit]

HE Msgr Paolo Pezzi was born in Russi, Italy on August 8, 1960. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome (1985–1990).[1] He was ordained to the priesthood for the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St.Charles Borromeo in 1990. He subsequently was awarded a Doctorate in Theology (Cattolici in Siberia, le origini, le persecuzioni, l’oggi) by the Pontifical Lateran University. He has worked in Russia since 1993. He was rector of the major seminary of Mary Queen of the Apostles in Saint Petersburg (2006).[2]

Episcopacy[edit]

On September 21, 2007, Fr. Pezzi, until then rector of the major seminary of Mary Queen of the Apostles in Saint Petersburg, was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow by Pope Benedict XVI.[3] He replaced the first Archbishop of the Archdiocese, Tadevush Kandrusievich. He was consecrated in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow on October 27, 2007 by Archbishop Kandrusievich, HE Msgr Antonio Mennini, Titular Archbishop of Ferentium and Apostolic nuncio to Russian Federation, and HE Msgr Joseph Werth SJ, Bishop of the Diocese of Transfiguration at Novosibirsk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cf. Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Bollettino quotidiano del: 21.09.2007, Rinunce e nomine, Nomina dell’Arcivescovo Metropolita dell’Arcidiocesi “della Madre di Dio” a Mosca (Federazione Russa) (Italian)
  2. ^ http://www.church.maxilone.com/eng/staff_e.htm Accessed 22 May, 2014
  3. ^ Cf. Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Bollettino quotidiano del: 21.09.2007, Rinunce e nomine, Nomina dell’Arcivescovo Metropolita dell’Arcidiocesi “della Madre di Dio” a Mosca (Federazione Russa) (Italian)

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Preceded by
Tadevush Kandrusievich
Archbishop of Mother of God at Moscow
2007–present
Incumbent