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MIGLIO Card. Arrigo


Cardinal Arrigo Miglio, Archbishop emeritus of Cagliari (Italy), was born in San Giorgio Canavese (TO) on 18 July 1942. After his studies in the seminary of Ivrea and the preparatory year in the seminary of Turin, he attended the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, earning a licentiate in theology and a licentiate in Sacred Scripture.

He was ordained a priest on 23 September 1967.

He served first as parish vicar, then parish priest in Ivrea, directing the “House of Hospitality” in the same centre, and the “Gino Pistoni” alpine house in Gressoney - St. Jean.

In 1980 he served as vicar for pastoral care and from 1981 to 1992 as vicar general of Ivrea, during the episcopate of Archbishop Luigi Bettazzi. He was also professor of Sacred Scripture at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy, national deputy assistant of the Scouts and assistant general of the AGESCI, and ecclesiastical assistant of the Secular Institute of the Missionaries of Infinite Love.

Elected to the episcopal see of Iglesias on 25 March 1992, he received episcopal consecration on 25 April of the same year.

On 20 February 1999, he was transferred to the episcopal see of Ivrea, where he served as secretary of the Piedmontese Bishops’ Conference and president of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Social Weeks of Italian Catholics.

On 25 February 2012, the Holy Father Francis appointed him metropolitan archbishop of Cagliari. He held office until 16 November 2019.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 27 August 2022, of the Title of S. Clemente.