Vincenzo Fagiolo

Vincenzo Fagiolo (5 February 1918 in Segni – 22 September 2000) was an Italian cardinal and President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts from 1990 until 1994.[1][self-published source?]

Vincenzo Fagiolo
President Emeritus of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia
Pope John Paul II and Vincenzo Fagiolo.jpg
Fagiolo (left) and Pope John Paul II
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed29 December 1990
Term ended14 February 1998
PredecessorRosalio José Castillo Lara
SuccessorMario Francesco Pompedda
Other postsCardinal-Deacon of San Teodoro (1994-2000)
Ordination6 March 1943
Consecration19 December 1971
by Carlo Confalonieri
Created cardinal26 November 1994
by Pope John Paul II
Personal details
Birth nameVincenzo Fagiolo
Born(1918-02-05)5 February 1918
Segni, Italy
Died22 September 2000(2000-09-22) (aged 82)
Rome, Italy
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Alma mater
MottoPlenitudo legis dilectio
Styles of
Vincenzo Fagiolo
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal


Fagiolo was educated at the Seminary of Segni, the Seminary of Anagni and at the Pontifical Lateran University, earning doctorates in theology and canon law. He was ordained on 6 March 1943, and worked in the Diocese of Rome from 1943 to 1971.

As a young priest at the parish of Saints Fabiano and Venanzio, Father Fagiolo assisted Father Pietro Palazzini, vice rector of the Pontifical Major Roman Seminary, in sheltering Jews from the Nazis, on the grounds of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. For this Fagiolo, Palazzini were honored in 1983 as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem.[2]

He attended the Second Vatican Council as an expert. Pope Paul VI appointed him Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto on 20 November 1971. He served as Vice-President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy from 1979 until 1984. Fagiolo was honoured by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations in 1983. He resigned the pastoral government of the archdiocese 15 July 1984. On 15 December 1990, Pope John Paul II named him President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.[3] He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Deacon of S. Teodoro in the consistory of 26 November 1994. He was replaced as president of the Pontifical Council on 19 December 1994. He died on 22 September 2000.


  1. ^ "Vincenzo Cardinal Fagiolo". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Fagiolo", The Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem
  3. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LXXXIII. 1991. p. 112. Retrieved 20 June 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Rosalio José Castillo Lara
President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
Succeeded by
Julián Herranz Casado