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Sebastiano Baggio

In office
1984 - 1990
Monarch John Paul II
Preceded by Agostino Casaroli
Succeeded by Rosalio José Castillo Lara

Born 16 May 1913(1913-05-16)
Died 21 March 1993 (aged 79)
Styles of
Sebastiano Cardinal Baggio
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Velletri-Segni

Sebastiano Baggio (16 May 1913 – 21 March 1993) was an Italian cardinal, the President of the Vatican City State in 1984 and the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Bishops in 1978.

When he died at the age of 79 he was the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, and an underdeacon of the College of Cardinals.

Born in Rosà, Veneto, Sebastiano was ordained a priest on 21 December 1935, at the age of 22, in Vicenza. He was a priest for 57 years, a bishop for 39 years and a cardinal for 23 years. Described as affable and smiling, he helped many charitable works.

After a diplomatic career that included assignments in Chile, Canada and Brazil, he was elevated to Cardinal in 1969 by Pope Paul VI and named Archbishop of Cagliari, Sardinia. Cardinal Baggio died in 1993 at Rome.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paolo Bertoli
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
Succeeded by
Eduardo Martínez Somalo


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