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Rosario Mazzola (19 September 1924 – 24 December 2018) was an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was bishop of Cefalù.[1]

Rosario Mazzola
Diocese of Cefalù
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
In office1988 – 2000
PredecessorEmanuele Catarinicchia
SuccessorFrancesco Sgalambro
OrdinationJuly 16, 1950
by Ernesto Ruffini
ConsecrationSeptember 4, 1982
by Salvatore Pappalardo
Personal details
Born(1924-09-19)September 19, 1924
Palermo, Italy
Died24 December 2018(2018-12-24) (aged 94)
Cefalù, Italy
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Mazzola studied at the seminary of Palermo. He was ordained a priest on July 16, 1950, by Ernesto Ruffini, archbishop of Palermo and future cardinal. After he worked as a parson, Mazzola was appointed auxiliary bishop of Palermo in June 1982.

He was consecrated on 4 September 1982 by Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo. On 23 July 1988, Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Cefalù. In March 1995, he said that the Mafia activities in Sicily are a 'disgrace'.[2] Mazzola became bishop emeritus on March 18, 2000.