Salvatore Pappalardo (archbishop)

Salvatore Pappalardo (born 18 March 1945) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who was Archbishop of Siracusa from 2008 to 2020. Before that he was Bishop of Nicosia for ten years.

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Salvatore Pappalardo was born in Nicolosi on 18 March 1945. He was ordained a priest on 30 June 1968. He studied at the seminary in Catania and then obtained a licentiate in theology and a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University.[1]

In the Archdiocese of Catania he was a religion teacher in state schools, head of the diocesan Catechetical Office, vice rector of the seminary, and a parish priest. He became chancellor of the archdiocese and was Vicar General from 1989 to 1998.[2]

Pope John Paul II named him Bishop of Nicosia on 5 February 1998.[1] He received his episcopal consecration on 5 March 1998 in the Cathedral Basilica of Catania and was installed on 25 March 1998.[2]

On 12 September 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Siracusa[1] and he was installed there on 8 November.[2]

Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 24 July 2020.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.09.2008" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Il Vescovo Salvatore". Arcidiocesi di Siracusa (in Italian). Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 24.07.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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