Vatican City, Dec 15, 2003 / 22:00 pm
Pope John Paul II designated Archbishop Carlo Caffara, a well-known pro-life theologian, to replace Cardinal Giacomo Biffi as Archbishop of the northern Italian diocese of Bologna.
The Archbishop-designate was born in Busseto on June 1st 1938; and was ordained priest on July 2nd, 1961. He obtained a doctorate in Cannon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a doctorate in Moral Theology at the Pontifical Academy Alphonsianum, also in Rome.
He became a professor of Moral theology at the seminaries of Fidenza, Parma, Bologna, and later, at the Catholic University of Milan.
In his many articles, essays and books, he focuses in the moral theology of marriage, bioethics and human procreation. Thus, he became professor of Medical ethics at the Medical School of Catholic University of “Sacro Cuore” in Rome.