Carlo Furno

Carlo Furno

Birth
Bairo, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Death 9 Dec 2015 (aged 94)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 155878367 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. He served as the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem from 1995 until 2007. Raised in Aglie, where he attended elementary school, he studied at Bishop's College in Ivrea and acquired knowledge of Philosophical Studies at the Ivrea Seminary. Additionally, he studied Theology. After completing the necessary requirements for the priesthood, he was ordained in 1944 and assigned to be a curate with the Diocese in Ozegna. He expanded his education, when he studied at the Pontifical Roman Seminary for Juridicial Studies and followed this with courses at the Law Faculty. He attained his doctorate 'in utroque iure' in 1953. He later served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Columbia, prior to a placement in Ecuador and serving with the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem. After nearly a decade of teaching Diplomatic Style at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, he was appointed by Pope Paul VI as Titular Archbishop of Abari and Apostolic Nuncio in Peru in 1973. Following his election as Successor of Peter in 1978, Pope John Paul II assigned him to serve as Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon. In 1982, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil and ten years later, he returned to Rome to serve as Apostolic Nuncio in Italy. In 1994, he was elevated to Cardinal by Pope John Paul II. Additional assignments include Pontifical Delegate of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Archpriest of the Patriarchal Liberian Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlo Furno (2 Dec 1921–9 Dec 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155878367, citing Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .