Annetto Depasquale

Annetto Depasquale (28 July 1938 – 29 November 2011) was the Roman Catholic titular bishop of Aradi and the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta, Malta.

His Excellency

Annetto Depasquale
Auxiliary Bishop of Malta
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed16 November 1998
In office1998-2011
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Aradi
Ordination7 Apr 1962
by Mikiel Gonzi
Consecration2 January 1999
by Joseph Mercieca
Personal details
Born(1938-06-28)28 June 1938
Died29 November 2011(2011-11-29) (aged 73)


Depasquale was born in Qormi on 28 June 1938, and was ordained a priest on 7 April 1962.

He served in the Commission for Children's Homes and the Pastoral Research Services as well as the parish of St George in Qormi and later the parish of English-speaking Catholics. He was appointed Chancellor of the Curia in 1977 and Pastoral Secretary in April 1986.

He became Vicar General, deputy to Archbishop Joseph Mercieca, on 16 November 1989. His episcopal consecration took place on 2 January 1999. Once viewed as a possible successor to Mercieca, Depasquale suffered serious ill health which kept him away from his duties for several months. Although he eventually returned to duty, he never fully recovered.

Depasquale died on 29 November 2011.[1]