Raffaello Martinelli

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Raffaello Martinelli
Bishop of Frascati
Appointed2 July 2009
Installed12 September 2009
PredecessorGiuseppe Matarrese
Ordination8 April 1972
Consecration12 September 2009
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth nameRaffaello Martinelli
Born (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 71)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postPriest of Bergamo
Coat of armsRaffaello Martinelli's coat of arms
Styles of
Raffaello Martinelli
Coat of arms of Raffaello Martinelli.svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop
Posthumous stylenot applicable

Raffaello Martinelli (born 21 June 1948) is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

He was born in Villa d'Almè, and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Bergamo on 8 April 1972.[1] He served as bureau chief at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.[2]

On 2 July 2009 he was appointed Bishop of Frascati by Pope Benedict XVI.[1] He received his episcopal consecration on the following 12 September from Benedict XVI, with Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada serving as co-consecrators, at St. Peter's Basilica.[1] [3]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Raffaello Martinelli". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
  2. ^ "Papal actions 7/2/09". MetroCatholic. 2009-07-03.
  3. ^ Palmo, Rocco (2009-09-12). "From B16, Bishops 101". Whispers in the Loggia.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giuseppe Matarrese
Bishop of Frascati
Succeeded by