Luigi Bettazzi

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Luigi Bettazzi
Bishop of the Diocese of Ivrea (emeritus)
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Bishop Bettazzi in 2008
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Roman Catholic Diocese of Ivrea
In office 1966–1999
Predecessor Albino Mensa
Successor Arrigo Miglio
Ordination 4 August 1946
Consecration 4 October 1963
by Giacomo Lercaro
Personal details
Born (1923-11-26) 26 November 1923 (age 94)
Treviso, Italy
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Bologna

Luigi Bettazzi (born 26 November 1923) is an Italian Prelate of Roman Catholic Church.


Bettazzi was born in Treviso and was ordained a priest on 4 August 1946. Bettazzi was appointed Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Bologna, as well as titular bishop of Thagaste, on 10 August 1963[1][2] and ordained on 4 October 1963. Bettazzi was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Ivrea on 26 November 1966 where he would remain until his retirement on 20 February 1999. Bettazzi is "the only surviving bishop of the original 40 who signed the" Pact of the catacombs in 1965.[3]

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  1. ^ "Thagaste (Titular See)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  2. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Thagaste Algeria" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  3. ^ Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs',, retrieved 26 November 2015 

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