Torquato Cardilli

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Torquato Cardilli (born November 24, 1942) in L'Aquila province of Italy.[1] Cardilli graduated with a degree in oriental culture and languages and in political sciences from the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples. He was first appointed at the Italian Foreign Ministry’s political office in 1967. He served as Ambassador of Italy to Albania (1991), Tanzania (1993), Saudi Arabia (2000) and Angola (2005). He retired in 2009 at the end of his mission as Ambassador to Luanda.

During his tenure as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia he converted to Islam.[2]

Torquato Cardilli


  1. ^ Torquato Cardilli entry by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (in Italian)
  2. ^ Jehl, Douglas (December 4, 2001). "Riyadh Journal; An Ambassador's Journey From Rome to Mecca". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 June 2014.