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Attilio Nicora

His Eminence
Attilio Nicora
President Emeritus of the Executive Board of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (AIF) and President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
Appointed 1 October 2002
Term ended 7 July 2011
Predecessor Agostino Cacciavillan
Successor Domenico Calcagno
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of San Filippo Neri in Eurosia pro hac vice
Orders
Ordination 27 June 1964
by Giovanni Umberto Colombo
Consecration 28 May 1977
by Giovanni Umberto Colombo
Created Cardinal 21 October 2003
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Attilio Nicora
Born (1937-03-16) 16 March 1937
Varese, Italy
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Attilio Nicora (born 16 March 1937) is an Italian Titular Bishop of Abula, and President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See and the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Rota, to immediately succeed him as Interim President of the Executive Board of the Authority.[1]

Biography

Nicora was born in Varese, Italy and ordained a priest in 1964. Prior to being ordained, he had earned a license in Canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as well as a license in theology from the Theological Faculty in Milan. After his ordination, he became a professor of canon law at the Theological Seminary of Venegano.

Nicora first became a bishop in 1977, when he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Milan and titular bishop of Furnos Minor. Nicora oversaw the 1984 revision of the concordat, between Italy and the Vatican. From 1992 to 1997, he served as bishop of Verona. In 2002, Nicora became President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, where his responsibility was administering the Vatican's income from properties. This position is comparable to that of a chief financial officer in a corporation. Upon the death of a Pope all major Vatican officials automatically lose their positions during a sede vacante, and so Nicora lost his position on 2 April 2005 due to the death of Pope John Paul II but later was confirmed to office by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 April.

Styles of
Attilio Nicora
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Nicora was proclaimed a Cardinal-Deacon of San Filippo Neri in Eurosia in 2003 by Pope John Paul II. He participated in the Papal conclave 2005 that elected Pope Benedict XVI and again in the Papal conclave 2013 that elected Pope Francis.

On 30 December 2005, the Italian news agency ADN Kronos reported that Nicora was likely to be appointed the Vatican's Cardinal Secretary of State, succeeding Angelo Sodano. However, this did not happen; Tarcisio Bertone became the new Secretary of State.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Nicora Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, without prejudice to his functions as head of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. Having served 10 years as a cardinal-deacon, he was promoted to cardinal-priest by Pope Francis on 12 June 2014.[2]


He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis.

References

  1. ^ http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fpress.vatican.va%2Fcontent%2Fsalastampa%2Fen%2Fbollettino%2Fpubblico%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2F0071%2F00148.html
  2. ^ "Assegnazione del titolo presbiterale ad alcuni cardinali diaconi creati nel consistoro del 21 ottobre 2003" (in Italian). 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 

External links

  • Bio from ewtn.com
  • Entry on a blog discussing Nicora's chances of becoming Pope
  • An interview with Nicora
  • Blog entry discussing Nicora as likely nominee for Secretary of State
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Agostino Cacciavillan
President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
1 October 2002 – 7 July 2011
Succeeded by
Domenico Calcagno
Government offices
First President of the Financial Information Authority
19 January 2011 – 30 January 2014
Succeeded by
Giorgio Corbellini
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