Raffaello Martinelli

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Raffaello Martinelli
Bishop of Frascati
Diocese Frascati
Appointed 2 July 2009
Installed 12 September 2009
Predecessor Giuseppe Matarrese
Ordination 8 April 1972
Consecration 12 September 2009
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth name Raffaello Martinelli
Born (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 68)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Priest of Bergamo
Coat of arms
Styles of
Raffaello Martinelli
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style not 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. 

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giuseppe Matarrese
Bishop of Frascati
Succeeded by