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Domenico Calcagno

His Eminence
Domenico Calcagno
President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
Appointed 7 July 2011
Predecessor Attilio Nicora
Other posts Cardinal-Deacon of Annunciazione della Beata Vergine Maria a Via Ardeatina
Ordination 29 June 1967
by Giuseppe Siri
Consecration 9 March 2002
by Dionigi Tettamanzi
Created Cardinal 18 February 2012
Rank Cardinal-Deacon
Personal details
Birth name Domenico Calcagno
Born (1943-02-03) 3 February 1943
Tramontana, Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post
  • Bishop of Savona-Noli (2002–2007)
  • Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (2007–2011)
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Styles of
Domenico Calcagno
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Domenico Calcagno (born 3 February 1943) is the current president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 7 July 2011. He had previously served as the secretary of the dicastery since 2007.

Calcagno was born in Tramontana (Archdiocese of Genoa, the province of Alessandria) in 1943. After studying arts at the diocesan seminary, he attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, earning a degree in dogmatic theology. He was ordained a priest on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 29 June 1967 by Cardinal Giuseppe Siri.

After several years of parish ministry, he was appointed as professor of Theology at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy and, later, at the Higher Institute of Religious Studies of Liguria. He served as the president of the diocesan clergy institute and was the episcopal vicar for "new activities". At the national level he held positions that included: Secretary of the Italian Priests Commission, Inspector of the Italian Episcopal Conference for Institutes of Religious Sciences, Director of National Missionary Cooperation between Churches, and, most recently, the Treasurer of the Bishops Conference.

Pope John Paul II appointed him as bishop of Savona-Noli on 25 January 2002.[1] He was ordained to the episcopate on 9 March. He served as Bishop of Savona until Pope Benedict appointed him Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See and archbishop ad personam on 7 July 2007. On 7 July 2011 he became its president.[2]

It was announced on 6 January 2012 that he would be created a cardinal on 18 February along with 21 others. He was created and proclaimed as Cardinal-Deacon assigned to the church of Annunciazione della Beata Vergine Maria a Via Ardeatina.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Dante Lafranconi
Bishop of Savona-Noli
25 January 2002–7 July 2007
Succeeded by
Vittorio Lupi
Preceded by
Claudio Maria Celli
Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
7 July 2007–7 July 2011
Succeeded by
Luigi Misto
Preceded by
Attilio Nicora
President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
7 July 2011–present
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