Giorgio Corbellini

Giorgio Corbellini (20 April 1947 – 13 November 2019) was an Italian Roman Catholic prelate, who was the president of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 3 July 2009 until his death. In this position he managed relations with lay workers in the Roman Curia. He previously served as Vice Secretary-General of the Governorate of the Vatican City State.

Giorgio Corbellini
President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed3 July 2009
Quashed13 November 2019
PredecessorFrancesco Marchisano
Other posts
Ordination10 July 1971
by Enrico Manfredini
Consecration12 September 2009
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Birth nameGiorgio Corbellini
Born(1947-04-20)20 April 1947
Travo, Piacenza, Italy
DiedNovember 13, 2019(2019-11-13) (aged 72)
Parma, Italy
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Alma materPontifical Lateran University
MottoServi inutiles sumus
Coat of armsGiorgio Corbellini's coat of arms
Styles of
Giorgio Corbellini
Coat of arms of Giorgio Corbellini.svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
Posthumous stylenone
Ordination history of
Giorgio Corbellini
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byPope Benedict XVI
Date12 September 2009

He entered the seminary in 1958 in Piacenza, where he attended junior high and high school. From 1966 to 1972 he completed the course of philosophy and theology. He was ordained on 10 July 1971 and was incardinated in the diocese of Piacenza. After his ordination he was a pastor and taught religion in schools.

From 1981 to 1985 he completed his university studies in canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University, graduating summa cum laude in utroque iure. He attended the courses in 1982-1985 for acquiring the title of lawyer Rota.

From 1981 to 1984 and then from 1985 he worked in the pastoral activities of the parish of Saint Lucia in Rome. Beginning in September 1993 he was also chaplain of the Ursuline Sisters in Rome, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate of Verona. On 1 October 1985 he entered the service of the Holy See as an officer of the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, now the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. Beginning on 1 September 1992, he served as Head of Legal Department of the Governorate of Vatican City.[1]

In April 1993, he became Deputy Secretary-General of the Governorate. From February 2005 to February 2006 he was also Acting Director of Economic Services of the Governorate.[1]

He worked in Rome until he was appointed Titular Bishop of Abula and president of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See, replacing Cardinal Francesco Marchisano.[2] Bishop Corbellini also took over Cardinal Marchisano's role as president of the Permanent Commission for the Protection of Historical and Artistic Monuments of the Holy See. He was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Abula on 12 September by Pope Benedict XVI with Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and William Levada as co-consecrators.

In addition to his duties at the Labour Office, on 11 May 2010 he was appointed president of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia replacing Cardinal Julián Herranz Casado.[3]


  1. ^ a b RINUNCE E NOMINE, 03.07.2009 on
  2. ^ Press Office of the Holy See[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Nomina del Presidente della Commissione Disciplinare della Curia Romana". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Julián Cardinal Herranz Casado
President of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia
11 May 2010 – 2019
Government offices
Preceded by
Francesco Cardinal Marchisano
President of the Labour Office of the Apostolic See
3 July 2009 – 2019
Preceded by
Attilio Cardinal Nicora
President ad interim of the Financial Information Authority
30 January 2014 – 19 November 2014
Succeeded by
René Brülhart