Carlo Chenis

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Carlo Chenis (April 20, 1954 – March 19, 2010) was an Italian Catholic bishop.[1] He was ordained a priest in the Salesian Society and later became the Bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia.

Early life and career[edit]

Carlo was born in Turin, Italy on April 20, 1954, and later completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Salesian University. On May 26, 1984 he was ordained a priest in Cuorgne for the Salesians of Don Bosco, and later obtained an academic degree in materials science with a specialization in literary arts at the University of Turin in 1989. He held numerous positions in the administrative academic when he became a professor of theoretical philosophy at the Pontifical Salesian University. He later became a coordinator of the Secretariat Relations Students and chaplain of the University from 1986 to 1998. During his job as a coordinator, he was appointed secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church in 1995.

Personal life[edit]

On December 21, 2006, he was elected bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, and later received his episcopal consecration in the Basilica of St. John Bosco in Rome for the imposition of the hands of the Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone on February 10, 2007. On February 24, he took possession of the diocese, and his inspired leadership was built in the port of Civitavecchia, a church within the Trajan markets.


On March 19, 2010, Carlo died at the age of 55.


  1. ^ "Bishop Carlo Chenis, S.D.B.". Bishop of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia. Retrieved 17 May 2013. [self-published source]