Dino Monduzzi

Dino Monduzzi, ComCGCIHComIH (2 April 1922 – 13 October 2006) was an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Prefecture of the Papal Household from 1986 to 1998.

Dino Monduzzi
Cardinal-Deacon of San Sebastiano al Palatino
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed21 February 1998
Installed18 April 1998
Term ended13 October 2006
PredecessorYves-Marie-Joseph Congar
SuccessorJohn Patrick Foley
Ordination22 July 1945
by Giuseppe Battaglia
Consecration6 January 1987
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal21 February 1998
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Dino Monduzzi

2 April 1922
Died13 October 2006(2006-10-13) (aged 84)
Vatican City
ParentsSecondo Damiano Monduzzi
Ida Ragazzini
Previous post(s)
Alma materPontifical Lateran University
MottoPatientiam praeficere caritati
Coat of armsDino Monduzzi's coat of arms
Styles of
Dino Monduzzi
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeCapreae (titular)


He was born in 1922 to Damiano and Ida (née Ragazzini) Monduzzi in Brisighella, Italy. Monduzzi was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Giuseppe Battaglia of Faenza on 22 July 1945. He celebrated his first Mass the next day, and after this studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome earning a licentiate in utroque iure.

After involvement in Catholic Action missions, Father Monduzzi began work for the Holy See in the late 1950s as an adjunct (and later secretary) in the Prefecture of the Papal Household, which among other duties arranges papal audiences. In 1961 he was elevated to the rank of monsignor. Monduzzi was named prefect of the Papal Household and titular bishop of Capreae on 18 December 1986, and received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 1987, from Pope John Paul II (with Archbishops Eduardo Martínez Somalo and José Tomás Sánchez as co-consecrators). As Prefect, Monduzzi was responsible for the non-liturgical aspects of papal ceremonies, and the public and private audiences of the pope. He accompanied John Paul II on 130 pastoral pilgrimages and 268 pastoral visits to Roman parishes.

On 7 February 1998, he retired as Prefect of the Papal Household, and was created cardinal-deacon of San Sebastiano al Palatino by John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 1998. Cardinal Monduzzi finally succumbed to an ongoing illness and died at 1:00 am on 13 October 2006 at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his funeral Mass on the following 16 October and his remains were then buried in his family tomb in Brisighella.



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