Giuseppe Maria Sensi (27 May 1907 – 26 July 2001) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as a longtime Vatican diplomat.
Giuseppe Maria Sensi
|Cardinal-Priest of Regina Apostolorum|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||22 June 1987|
|Term ended||26 July 2001|
|Ordination||21 December 1929|
|Consecration||24 July 1955|
by Valerio Valeri
|Created cardinal||24 May 1976|
by Pope Paul VI
|Birth name||Giuseppe Maria Sensi|
|Born||27 May 1907|
Cosenza, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||26 July 2001 (aged 94)|
Clinic Pio XI, Rome, Italy
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
By 1934 he was working in the diplomatic service of the Holy See. He worked in minor roles in many nunciatures. Pope Pius XII named him Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO on 21 May 1953.
He was appointed Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine on 12 January 1957. Pope Paul VI appointed him on 10 May 1962 the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. He was transferred to Portugal on 8 July 1967.
On 24 May 1976 he was created Cardinal-Deacon of Santi Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari by Pope Paul at the age of 69. He took part in both of the conclaves of 1978 that elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II.
After ten years as a Cardinal Deacon he took the option of becoming a Cardinal-Priest on 22 June 1987, becoming Cardinal-Priest of Regina Apostolorum.
He died at the age of 94 on 26 July 2001.
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- "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica, Ex-alunni 1900 – 1949" (in Italian). Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- Melnyk, Roman A. (2009). Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations: A History of Catholic Global Engagement. Edwin Mellon Press. p. 26.
- Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). IL. 1957. p. 176. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
- Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LIV. 1962. p. 176. Retrieved 31 August 2019.