Benedict XVI appoints new custodian of the Holy Shroud of Turin

.- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Vicenza as the new Archbishop of Turin. The appointment makes Archbishop Nosiglia the new custodian of the Shroud of Turin.  He will succeed Cardinal Severino Poletto, who submitted his resignation upon reaching the retirement age of 75.

The new Archbishop of Turin was born on October 5, 1944 in Rossiglione, Italy in the Diocese of Acqui.  He was ordained a priest on June 29, 1968 and was named Auxiliary Bishop of Rome on July 6, 1991.  He was ordained a bishop on December 14 of the same year. 

On October 6, 2003 he was transferred to the Diocese of Vicenza.  Among the posts he has held are president of the National Council of Catholic Schools, president of the International Organization of Catholic Education, delegate of the Council of European Bishops of Europe for Catechesis and Campus Ministry. 

He is currently the vice president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, a post he has held since May of this year.

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