Nicora, Attilio
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: Deacon of St. Philip Neri in Eurosia
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: John Paul II on 21 October 2003
Ecclesiastical Office:  President Emeritus Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 16 March 2017

Cardinal Attilio Nicora was born on March 16, 1937, in Italy. He earned a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian Institute in Rome, and also a licentiate in theology from the Theological Faculty in Milan. In 1964, he was ordained to the priesthood. He became a professor of canon law at the Theological Seminary of Venegano, and became rector there in October of 1970. In 1977, he was consecrated bishop by Cardinal Giovanni Colombo, archbishop of Milan. Cardinal Nicora is president of the episcopal commission for charity services and Italian Caritas. In 1992, he was transferred to the diocese of Verona, and served as President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See until 7 July 2011. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of archbishop, and was created a cardinal on October 21, 2003. He is titular Deacon of St. Philip Neri in Eurosia.