Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Archbishop of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino (Italia), was born in Rome on 1 July 1964. After his classical high school diploma, obtained in 1983 from the Liceo San Benedetto di Norcia, he prepared himself for the priesthood at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary and attended courses in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University from 1983 to 1988. He obtained his licentiate in theology with a specialization in fundamental theology.
He was ordained a priest on 6 May 1989 for the Diocese of Rome. After priestly ordination he carried out the following roles and ministries: parochial vicar of the Parish of Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio (1989-1992); parochial vicar of the Parish of San Vigilio (1992-1997); pastor of the Parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore in Tor Bella Monaca (1997-2005) and spiritual director at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary (2005-2014). From 2014 to 2015 he served as pastor of the Parish of San Luca al Prenestino.
On 6 March 2015 he was appointed to the titular see of Alba Marittima and named Auxiliary Bishop of Rome. He received episcopal consecration on 23 May of the same year.
He is Secretary of the Episcopal Commission of the CEI for Migration.
On 6 May 2019 Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 28 November 2020, of the Title of Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio.
- Congregation for Bishops.