Carlo Furno, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Died at 94


Carlo Furno was born on December 2, 1921, and died on December 9, 2015.

He was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church.

Carlo was born in Bairo, Piedmont in 1921.

He was educated at the diocesan College at Ivrea and later at the Seminary of Ivrea, where he studied philosophy and theology.

Carlo was sent to the Theological Faculty, Crocetto Salesian Athenaeum in Turin, 1948 to 1949 and later the Pontifical Roman Seminary, Rome, where he took a doctorate in utroque iure, both canon and civil law, 1953.

Carlo was summoned to the elite Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome from 1951 to 1953 where he took practical courses in diplomacy.

After his priestly ordination on 25 June 1944 and six years of pastoral work in his home diocese, Carlo began a career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See.

Carlo worked in a subordinate role in Colombia, Ecuador and Jerusalem, and then in the Secretariat of State.

Following these assignments episcopal consecration on 16 September 1973, Carlo served as Apostolic Nuncio (Papal Ambassador) successively to Peru, Lebanon, Brazil and Italy.

Carlo Furno passed away at age 94 in December 2015.