Betori, Giuseppe
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Marcello
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 18 February 2012
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Florence 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 25 February 2027

Cardinal Giuseppe Betori was born on 25 February 1947 in Foligno, Italy. He was ordained a priest on 26 September 1970. He holds a licence in sacred theology and specialized in fundamental theology and in Biblical sciences. He also holds doctorates in medical bioethics research, in philosophy and in Biblical sciences. He worked in various capacities in the Diocese of Foligno including as diocesan assistant in Catholic Action and secretary general of the diocesan Synod. From 1991-96 he served as director of the National Catechetical Office, with special attention to sound catechetical texts for youth and adults, he also helped in the Italian translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. From 2005-08 he served as member of the monitoring committee of the Lombard Pontifical Seminary in Rome. He was ordained bishop on 6 May 2001, subsequent to his appointment as titular Bishop of Falerone. John Paul II also appointed him general secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI). Since 2002 he has been a member of the administrative board of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart as the representative of the CEI. On 26 October 2008 he was installed as Archbishop of Florence, subsequent to his appointment. On 10 February 2009 he was elected President of the Episcopal Conference of Tuscany. On to December 2011 he was appointed member of the Pontifical Council for Culture.