Sebastiano Baggio

Sebastiano Baggio
5th President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
In office
Monarch John Paul II
Preceded by Agostino Casaroli
Succeeded by Rosalio José Castillo Lara
Personal details
Born (1913-05-16)16 May 1913
Died 22 March 1993(1993-03-22) (aged 79)
Styles of
Sebastiano Cardinal Baggio
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Velletri-Segni

Sebastiano Baggio (16 May 1913 – 22 March 1993)[1] was an Italian cardinal, the President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State in 1984 and the prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Bishops in 1978.

When he died at the age of 79 he was the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, and a sub dean of the College of Cardinals.

Born in Rosà, Veneto, Sebastiano was ordained a priest on 21 December 1935, at the age of 22, in Vicenza. He was a priest for 57 years, a bishop for 39 years and a cardinal for 23 years. Described as affable and smiling, he helped many charitable works.

After a diplomatic career that included assignments in Chile, Canada and Brazil, he was elevated to cardinal in 1969 by Pope Paul VI and named Archbishop of Cagliari, Sardinia. Cardinal Baggio died in 1993 at Rome.


  1. "Baggio, Sebastiano Cardinal". Who was who in America : with world notables, v. XI (1993–1996). New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. pp. 11–12. ISBN 0837902258.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paolo Bertoli
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
25 March 1985 – 21 March 1993
Succeeded by
Eduardo Martínez Somalo
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