Andrea Pangrazio

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Andrea Pangrazio (September 1, 1909 – June 2, 2005) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop, born 1 September 1909.

He belonged to the Pangrazio family of Asiago. He became Archbishop of Gorizia.

Pangrazio died in his 96th year and is buried within the church in Porto e Santa Rufina, Italy.

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On July 3, 1932, Pangrazio became an ordained priest of Padova, Italy. Twenty-one years later, he was appointed the Coadjutor Bishop of Verona, Italy. Afterward, his position in the Church rose rapidly. Less than a year later, on August 26, 1953, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Caesarea in Thessalia and shortly thereafter appointed the Ordained Bishop Titular Bishop of Caesarea in Thessalia. Finally, on May 19, 1955, Pangrazio was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Livorno, Italy.

Four years later, on Feb 10 1959, Pangrazio was succeeded Bishop of Livorno, Italy at the age of 49. On April 4, 1962, he was appointed Archbishop of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy. Five years later, on February 2, 1967, he was appointed Archbishop of Porto e Santa Rufina, Italy. This was the highest position he would achieve in the Church hierarchy. He held the position for 17 years before retiring on December 7, 1984 at the age of 75. Twenty-one years later, on June 2, 2005, Andrea Pangrazio died.

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