March 5, 2013. (Romereports.com)
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco was born in Pontevico, a small town in the North of Italy, 70 years ago. His parents were from Genova but had to abandon the city during World War II
. His father worked in a pasta factory, and his mother was a home maker. After the war, they returned to the city, where Cardinal Bagnasco
was able to study Philosophy
. He was ordained to the priesthood at 23 years old.
His life has always been linked to education. First in the school and later at the University, where he taught Theology.
Archbishop of Genova (Italy)
“The most urgent matter in the Church today is the question of faith, not of the one's that do not have faith, but of the one's that have it. The Pope knows that only a convinced, joyous, coherent and operative faith, is able to en- kindle the hearts, purify culture and inspire society towards a transcendental and complete humanism.”
In the year 2007, he was made archbishop of Genova, President of the Episcopal Italian Conference and also cardinal.
He is well known for his ability to deal with delicate relations between the Catholic Church and Italian politics. Cardinal Bagnasco is a tenacious defender of the Church's doctrine especially in the difficult political and social issues of Italy.