Ubaldo Calabresi

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Ubaldo Calabresi
Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina
Appointed23 January 1981
Term ended4 March 2000
PredecessorPio Laghi
SuccessorSantos Abril y Castelló
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Fundi
Ordination27 March 1948
Consecration28 September 1969
by Jean-Marie Villot
Personal details
Born(1925-01-02)2 January 1925
Sezze Romano, Italy
Died14 June 2004(2004-06-14) (aged 79)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)
Ordination history of
Ubaldo Calabresi
Priestly ordination
Date27 March 1948
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJean-Marie Villot
Co-consecratorsSergio Pignedoli,
Arrigo Pintonello
Date28 September 1969
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Ubaldo Calabresi as principal consecrator
Gabriel Dwatuka Wagi13 June 1976
José Vicente Conejero Gallego19 March 1997

Ubaldo Calabresi (2 January 1925 – 14 June 2004) was an Italian Catholic bishop.


Calabresi was born on 2 January 1925 in Sezze Romano, Italy, the fourth of six brothers. He earned degrees in civil and canon law at the Lateran University.[1] He was ordained a priest there on 27 March 1948.

To prepare for a diplomatic career he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1951.[2]

On 3 July 1969 he was named Titular Bishop of Fundi and Apostolic Delegate to the Red Sea Region.[3] He was consecrated on 28 September 1969 by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Jean-Marie Villot.

He was named Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela on 5 January 1978.[4]

He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina in 1981.

On 27 June 1992 he was a co-consecrator when Jorge Mario Bergoglio, later Pope Francis, was made a bishop.[5]

He was a participant in the successful Vatican mediation between Argentina and Chile over the Beagle conflict.[1]

He retired on 4 March 2000. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and died in Rome on 14 June 2004.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Falleció el ex nuncio Ubaldo Calabresi". La Nacion. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 1950 – 1999" (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXI. 1969. pp. 552, 744. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  4. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXX. 1978. p. 141. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Bergoglio, Jorge Mario". Breve biografía de obispos (in Spanish). La Agencia Informativa Católica Argentina. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Falleció Mons. Ubaldo Calabresi, ex Nuncio en Argentina". Aci Prensa. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela
5 January 1978 – 23 January 1981
Succeeded by
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Argentina
23 January 1981 – 4 March 2000
Succeeded by