Nicolás Cotugno

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His Excellency
Nicolás Domingo Cotugno Fanizzi
Archbishop Emeritus of Montevideo
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Montevideo
See Montevideo
Appointed 4 December 1998
Term ended 11 February 2014
Predecessor José Gottardi
Successor Daniel Sturla
Ordination 26 July 1967
Consecration 28 Jul 1996
by Francesco De Nittis
Personal details
Born (1938-09-21) September 21, 1938 (age 79)
Sesto San Giovanni,  Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Montevideo
Previous post Bishop of Melo

Nicolás Domingo Cotugno Fanizzi[pronunciation?], S.D.B. (born 21 September 1938 in Sesto San Giovanni, Province of Milan[1]) is an Italian-Uruguayan Roman Catholic priest.

He was the Archbishop of Montevideo from 4 December 1998 till 11 February 2014.[1] Previously he served as Bishop of Melo.[1]

In September 2013 he tendered his resignation to Pope Francis, due to age reasons.[2] He was succeeded by the former Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo, Daniel Sturla.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop Cotugno". David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 11, 2014. [self-published source]
  2. ^ "Cotugno tenders his resignation". El Observador. 18 September 2013.  (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Pope Francis appoints Sturla to replace Cotugno". El Diario. 11 February 2014.  (in Spanish)