Ersilio Tonini

Italian Archbishop and Cardinal (1914-2013)

Ersilio Tonini (20 July 1914 – 28 July 2013) was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church.

Ersilio Tonini


  • I'm afraid that because I'm a cardinal people will think of me as a success. I'm immensely afraid of that, since I'm here to bear witness instead. The Lord has given me a great grace, but if I'm a bishop it is not that I've succeeded more than others. I have more responsibility, that's for sure. Even if, as things are, because of the increasing importance of the mass media, there's no point in being a cardinal if you only come out with banalities.

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