Giovanni Maria Camilleri

Giovanni Maria Camilleri (15 March 1843 – 7 November 1924) was a Maltese prelate who became the fourth bishop of Gozo.

The Right Reverend

Giovanni Maria Camilleri

Bishop of Gozo
Mikiel Farrugia, Bishop Camilleri presiding over the foundation-laying ceremony of Ta Pinu Sanctuary on 30 May 1920 (cropped).jpg
Bishop Camilleri presiding over the foundation-laying ceremony of Ta' Pinu Sanctuary on 30 May 1920 (Photo Mikiel Farrugia)
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed11 February 1889
In office1889-1924
PredecessorPietro Pace
SuccessorMikiel Gonzi
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Methone
Ordination21 December 1867
Consecration24 February 1889
by Mariano Rampolla
Personal details
Born(1843-03-15)March 15, 1843
DiedNovember 7, 1924(1924-11-07) (aged 81)
Rabat, Malta


Camilleri was born in Valletta, Malta on March 15, 1843. At the age of 24 he was ordained priest of the Order of St Augustine.[1] On February 11, 1889 Pope Leo XIII appointed Camilleri to the vacant see of Gozo to succeed Pietro Pace who was appointed as bishop of Malta. He was consecrated on February 24, 1889 by Cardinal Mariano Rampolla in the Basilica of Sant'Agostino in Rome.[2] On May 12 he was installed as the fourth bishop of Gozo in the cathedral of the diocese. On January 21, 1924 Pope Pius XI accepted the resignation of Bishop Camilleri as bishop of Gozo and was appointed as Titular Bishop of Methone.[3][4] Ten months later, on November 7, Camilleri died in Rabat, Malta at the age of 81.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Maria Camilleri, O.S.A.", Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 05 April 2014[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Ioannes Maria Camilleri", Website of the Diocese of Gozo. Retrieved on 05 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Methone (Titular See)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 24, 2017
  4. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Methone" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016