Petrocchi, Giuseppe
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 28 June 2018
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of L'Aquila, Italy 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 19 August 2028

Cardinal Petrocchi was born 19 August 1948 in Venagrande in the diocese of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. He entered the Episcoal Seminary of Ascoli Piceno in 1965. In 1967 he was sent to study at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary. He graduated in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a licentiate in dogmatic theology. He obtained two degrees at Italian State Universities: the first in philosophy in Macerata and the second in psychology from the Sapienza in Rome. He was ordained priest on 14 September 1973 in the Diocese of Ascoli Piceno, where he was incardinated. Since his ordination he has held the following offices: vicar of the parish of Saints Peter and Paul until 1981, head of the diocesan youth and vocational ministry; professor of religion at the Orsini Scientific Lyceum in Ascoli Piceno; professor of philosophy, pedagogy and psychology at the Trebbiani Magistral Institute of Ascoli Piceno and later at the Stabili Pedagogic High School; parish priest of Cerreto di Venarotta; parish priest in Trisungo; senor editor of the diocesan Bulletin; psychologist at the the Diocesan Family Counseling Centre and teacher at the diocesan School of theology. From 1973 to 1998 he worked in the diocese's youth and family ministry. On 27 June 1998 he was appointed to the episcopal See of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno, receiving episcopal ordination on 20 September. On 8 June 2013 he was appointed Archbishop of L'Aquila.