Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni

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Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni C.S.
Bishop of Caxias do Sul
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeRoman Catholic Diocese of Caxias do Sul
In office2011–current
PredecessorNei Paulo Moretto
OrdinationMarch 8, 1970
ConsecrationMarch 17, 2006
by Archbishop Dadeus Grings
Personal details
Born (1943-08-26) August 26, 1943 (age 76)
Piazza Brembana,  Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
MottoNa Igreja ninguém é estrangeiro
In the Church nobody is stranger
Coat of armsAlessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni C.S.'s coat of arms
Styles of
Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni
Brasão episcopal de Dom Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni.jpg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
Posthumous stylenone

Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni is the current bishop of Caxias do Sul and a Scalabrinian priest.


Born in Piazza Brembana in 1943, fourth of five children, he completed his studies between Rezzato and Cermenate. He entered the Scalabrinian Congregation in 1961, to be ordained priest on 8 March 1970. He left Italy for Brazil as a missionary in following November.

Form 1988 to 1998 he was director of the Centro Missionero P. Luigi Valtulini in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and from 1999 to 2004 he was provincial superior in Brazil.

Elected titular bishop of Furnos Maior in 2006, he was ordained as auxiliary bishop of Porto Alegre on 17 March 2006, and moved to Caxias do Sul[1] on 16 June 2010.


Honours and awards[edit]

Medalha do mérito farroupilha.png Medalha do Mérito Farroupilha, 2008 [2]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jorge Eduardo Lozano
Titular Bishop of Furnos Maior
Succeeded by
Agenor Girardi M.S.C.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Nei Paulo Moretto
Bishop of Caxias do Sul