|President Emeritus of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia|
Vincenzo Fagiolo (left) and Pope John Paul II
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||29 December 1990|
|Term ended||14 February 1998|
|Predecessor||Rosalio José Castillo Lara|
|Successor||Mario Francesco Pompedda|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Deacon of San Teodoro (1994-2000)|
|Ordination||6 March 1943|
|Consecration||19 December 1971|
by Carlo Confalonieri
|Created cardinal||26 November 1994|
by Pope John Paul II
|Birth name||Vincenzo Fagiolo|
|Born||5 February 1918|
Segni, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||22 September 2000 (aged 82)|
|Motto||Plenitudo legis dilectio|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Vincenzo Fagiolo S.T.D. J.C.D. (5 February 1918 in Segni – 22 September 2000) was an Italian cardinal and President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts from 1990 until 1994.
Fagiolo was educated at the Seminary of Segni, the Seminary of Anagni and at the Pontifical Lateran University, earning doctorates in theology and canon law. He was ordained on 6 March 1943, and worked in the Diocese of Rome from 1943 to 1971.
As a young priest at the parish of Saints Fabiano and Venanzio, Father Fagiolo assisted Father Pietro Palazzini, vice rector of the Pontifical Major Roman Seminary, in sheltering Jews from the Nazis, on the grounds of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. For this Fagiolo, Palazzini were honored in 1983 as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem.
He attended the Second Vatican Council as an expert. Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto on 20 November 1971. He served as Vice-President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy from 1979 until 1984. Fagiolo was honoured by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations in 1983. He resigned the pastoral government of the archdiocese 15 July 1984. In 1990 Pope John Paul II named him President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Deacon of S. Teodoro in the consistory of 26 November 1994. He resigned the presidency of the Pontifical Council on 19 December 1994. He lost the right to participate in a conclave when he turned 80 years old in 1998, and died two years later.
- "Vincenzo Cardinal Fagiolo". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. [self-published]
- "Fagiolo", The Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem
|Catholic Church titles|
Rosalio José Castillo Lara
| President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
15 December 1990 – 19 December 1994
Julián Herranz Casado