Mario Delpini

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Mario Delpini
Archbishop of Milan
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Milan
Metropolis Milan
See Milan
Appointed 7 July 2017
Installed 9 September 2017
Predecessor Angelo Scola
Ordination 9 June 1975
by Giovanni Colombo
Consecration 13 July 2007
by Dionigi Tettamanzi
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Birth name Mario Enrico Delpini
Born (1951-07-29) 29 July 1951 (age 66)
Gallarate, Lombardy, Italy
Previous post
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Milan (2007-17)
  • Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum (2007-17)
  • Vicar-General of Milan (2012-17)
Motto Latin: Plena est terra gloria eius
(The earth is full of His glory)
Coat of arms Mario Delpini's coat of arms
Styles of
Mario Delpini
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

Mario Enrico Delpini (born 29 July 1951) is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been serving as the Archbishop of Milan since his installation on 9 September 2017. He previously served as auxiliary bishop and vicar general of that archdiocese.


Mario Enrico Delpini grew up in Jerago con Orago and in 1975 was ordained to the priesthood. He earned a degree in Italian Literature from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and a licentiate in theology. Since 1975, Delpini taught the Italian language in the minor seminary of his native archdiocese and in 1989 he was named as the rector of the minor seminary. In 1993, he was named as the dean of the seminary of Venegono Inferiore and in 2000 he became the rector of all seminaries of the Milan archdiocese.

In 2006, Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi placed him in charge of one of the archdiocesan zones. On 13 July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI named Delpini as the Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum,[1] and Tettamanzi consecrated Delpini as a bishop on the following 23 September. Cardinal Angelo Scola made him as the vicar general of the archdiocese in 2012.

On 7 July 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as the new Archbishop of Milan,[2] where he was installed on 9 September.[3]


  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 13.07.2007" (Press release) (in Italian). Press Office of the Holy See. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Glatz, Carol (11 July 2017). "Pope appoints 'bicycle bishop' to head Archdiocese of Milan". National Catholic Reporter. Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Delpini, messa in Sant'Ambrogio: 'Mi scuso se ho rubato la scena'". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 9 September 2017.