Filoni, Fernando

Cardinal Fernando Filoni was born on April 15, 1946 in Manduria, Italy.

He was ordained a Priest on July 3, 1970 for Nardò, Italy. On January 17, 2001 he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Volturnum, and Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan. He was ordained a Bishop on March 19, 2001. A few years later on February 25, 2006, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines.

On June 9, 2007 he was appointed as Substitute (Sostituto) of the Secretariat of State, and on May 10, 2011 he was named Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, a position that he ceased upon the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28, 2013.

He was appointed Cardinal-Deacon of Nostra Signora di Coromoto in San Giovanni di Dio on February 18, 2012, and elevated to Cardinal. He was installed on February 26, 2012.

Ads by Google
(What's this?)


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru

Liturgical Calendar

November 26, 2014

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:5-11


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Rev 15: 1-4
Gospel:: Lk 21: 12-19

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Lk 21:5-11

Text only

Follow us: