Sgreccia, Elio

Cardinal Elio Sgreccia was born in Arcevia, Italy on June 6, 1928.

He was ordained a Pries for Fano, Italy on June 29, 1952. On November 5, 1992 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Zama Minor and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family. His ordination as Bishop took place on January 6, 1993.

On June 1, 1994 he was appointed Vice President of Life, Roman Curia. He resigned from his position as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family on April 3, 1996, and was appointed President of Life, Roman Curia on January 3, 2005, a position he held until his retierment on June 17, 2008.

On November 20, 2010 he was appointed Cardinal-Deacon of Sant’Angelo in Pescheria, and elevated to Cardinal. His installation took place on March 12, 2011.

Ads by Google
(What's this?)


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
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
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'

Liturgical Calendar

October 31, 2014

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 14:1-6


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Phil 1: 1-11
Gospel:: Lk 14: 1-6

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Lk 14:1-6

Text only

Follow us: