Bertello, Giuseppe
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: Santi Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 18 February 2012
Ecclesiastical Office:  President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 1 October 2022

Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello was born on 1 October 1942 in Foglizzo, in the Province of Turin, Italy. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1966. He holds a licence in pastoral theology and a doctorate in canon law and studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1971 and served at the Papal Representations in Sudan, Turkey and Venezuela and at the Office of the United Nations in Geneva. He received episcopal ordination on 28 November 1987, subsequent to his appointment as titular Archbishop of Urbisaglia and as Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana, in Togo and in Benin. In 1991 the Pope transferred him to Rwanda, in the most acute phase of the civil war between the Hutus and the Tutsis; then in 1996 posted him once again to Geneva, as Permanent Observer at the Office of the UN, and in 2000 appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Mexico. In this capacity he welcomed Pope John Paul II on his fifth visit to the country in 2002. In 2007 Benedict XVI named him Apostolic Nuncio in Italy and in the Republic of San Marino and, on 3 September 2011, President of the Governorate of Vatican City State and President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.