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Angelo Cardinal Sodano

Secretary Emeritus of the Secretariat of State

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano

Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Nuova

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia

Dean of the College of Cardinals


23 Nov 1927 Born
23 Sep 195022.8Ordained PriestPriest of Asti, Italy
30 Nov 197750.0AppointedTitular Archbishop of Nova Caesaris
30 Nov 197750.0AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Chile
15 Jan 197850.1Ordained BishopTitular Archbishop of Nova Caesaris
23 May 198860.5AppointedSecretary of the Roman Curia - Other
1 Mar 198961.2AppointedOfficial of the Secretariat of State
1 Dec 199063.0AppointedPro-Secretary of the Secretariat of State
28 Jun 199163.5AppointedCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Nuova
28 Jun 199163.5Elevated to Cardinal
29 Jun 199163.5AppointedSecretary of State
10 Jan 199466.1AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Albano
2 Oct 199466.8InstalledCardinal-Bishop of Albano
27 Nov 200275.0ElectedVice-Dean (Sub-Dean) of the College of Cardinals
30 Nov 200275.0ConfirmedVice-Dean (Sub-Dean) of the College of Cardinals
2 Apr 200577.3CeasedSecretary of State
21 Apr 200577.4ConfirmedSecretary of State
23 Apr 200577.4AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Ostia
30 Apr 200577.4ConfirmedDean of the College of Cardinals
10 Jul 200577.6InstalledCardinal-Bishop of Ostia
15 Sep 200678.8RetiredSecretary of State

MicroData Summary for Angelo Sodano (VIAF: 85457471)
Angelo Cardinal Sodano (born ) Secretary Emeritus of State

Birth PlaceIsola d'Asti, Italy

Please contact the Cardinal through the Secretariat of State.

  • a priest for years
  • a bishop for years
  • a cardinal for years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • r: Bollettino, 22 Jun 2006
  • ob/c2: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 127


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