Claudio Cipolla

Claudio Cipolla (born 11 February 1955, in Goito) is an Italian bishop of the Catholic Church. He has been Bishop of Padua since 18 October 2015.

Claudio Cipolla
Bishop of Padua
Native name
Claudio Cipolla
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
MetropolisPatriarchate of Venezia
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Padua
Elected18 October 2015
PredecessorAntonio Mattiazzo
Other post(s)Parish Vicar of the Parish of Ognissanti, in Mantua(1980-1989)
Assistant of the Explorers Club and Guides of the AGESCI(1988-1990)
Parish Vicar of the Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Medole(1989-1990)
Provincial Assistant of the AGESCI(1989-1992)
Director of Caritas Diocesana(1990-2008)
Parish priest of Sant'Antonio di Porto Mantovano(1998-2015)
Episcopal Vicar for the Pastoral Sector(2008-2015)
Ordination24 May 1980
by Bishop Carlo Ferrari
Consecration27 September 2015
by Bishop Roberto Busti
RankPrelate-Bishop.svg Bishop-Priest
Personal details
Claudio Cipolla

(1955-02-11) 11 February 1955 (age 68)
NationalityItaly Italian
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materEpiscopal Seminary of Mantua
MottoConfide Surge Vocat TeLatin
Trust, Rise He calls youEnglish
Coat of armsClaudio Cipolla's coat of arms
Styles of
Claudio Cipolla
Coat of arms of Claudio Cipolla.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
Ordination history of
Claudio Cipolla
Diaconal ordination
DateDecember 16, 1980
Priestly ordination
Ordained byBishop Carlo Ferrari
DateMay 24, 1980
PlaceBasilica Concattedrale of Sant'Andrea, Mantua
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorBishop Roberto Busti
Co-consecratorsPatriarch Francesco Moraglia,
Bishop Egidio Caporello,
Bishop Nunzio Galantino
DateSeptember 27, 2015
PlaceMantua Cathedral, Mantua, Lombardy, Northern Italy
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Claudio Cipolla as principal consecrator
Renato MarangoniApril 10, 2016


Cipolla was ordained priest in the Diocese of Mantua on 24 May 1980.

When he was appointed Bishop of Padua, Cipolla was pastor in Porto Mantovano and episcopal vicar of the Diocese of Mantua.[1]

He was a scout leader and assistant of the Association of Italian Catholic Guides and Scouts.

He was ordained bishop on 27 September 2015 and consequently installed in Padua on 18 October 2015.[2]


  1. ^ "Mons. Claudio Cipolla nominato Vescovo di Padova".
  2. ^ "Bishop Claudio Cipolla [Catholic-Hierarchy]".
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Padua
Succeeded by