Salvatore De Giorgi

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His Eminence
Salvatore De Giorgi
Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo
Archdiocese Palermo
See Palermo
Appointed 4 April 1996
Term ended 19 December 2006
Predecessor Salvatore Pappalardo
Successor Paolo Romeo
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli
Ordination 28 June 1953
by Francesco Minerva
Consecration 27 December 1973
by Francesco Minerva
Created Cardinal 21 February 1998
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1930-09-06) 6 September 1930 (age 84)
Verole, Italy
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Salvatore De Giorgi (born 6 September 1930) is an Italian churchman, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo in Sicily and member of the House of Giorgi.

De Giorgi was born in Vernole, in Apulia (Southern Italy). He was ordained as a priest in 1953 and first became a bishop in 1973, when he was made Titular Bishop of Tulana and an auxiliary bishop of Oria. Seven years later, in 1981, he was made archbishop of Foggia. From 1987 to 1990, he served as archbishop of Taranto. In 1990, he was appointed General Chaplain of Italian Catholic Action, a position which he held until becoming archbishop of Palermo in 1996. At the same time, he was also elected President of the Sicilian Episcopal Conference.

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Informal style Cardinal

De Giorgi was proclaimed a Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in 1998. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.

He retired as Archbishop of Palermo on 19 December 2006, and was replaced by Archbishop Paolo Romeo, who had been apostolic nuncio to Italy and San Marino.

Cardinal De Giorgi is noted as a writer and journalist. He has been the author of several religious publications. Pope Benedict XVI established a Commission of Cardinals to investigate recent leaks of reserved and confidential documents on television, in newspapers, and in other communications media. It first met on Tuesday 24 April 2012. Cardinal Herranz Casado serves as the chairman, and he will be accompanied by Cardinal Tomko and Cardinal De Giorgi.[1]


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Preceded by
Salvatore Pappalardo
Archbishop of Palermo
4 April 1996–19 December 2006
Succeeded by
Paolo Romeo