Mario Delpini

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Mario Delpini
Archbishop of Milan
Mario Delpini (cropped).jpg
Mario Delpini in 2018.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed7 July 2017
Installed9 September 2017
PredecessorAngelo Scola
Ordination9 June 1975
by Giovanni Colombo
Consecration13 July 2007
by Dionigi Tettamanzi
Personal details
Birth nameMario Enrico Delpini
Born (1951-07-29) 29 July 1951 (age 68)
Gallarate, Lombardy, Italy
Previous post
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Milan (2007-17)
  • Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum (2007-17)
  • Vicar-General of Milan (2012-17)
MottoLatin: Plena est terra gloria eius
(The earth is full of His glory)
Coat of armsMario Delpini's coat of arms
Styles of
Mario Delpini
Coat of arms of Mario Enrico Delpini (Milan).svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor

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.