Agostino Casaroli

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Person.png Agostino Casaroli  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born24 November 1914
Castel San Giovanni, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died9 June 1998 (Age 83)
NationalityItaly, Holy See
Alma materPontifical Lateran University, Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

Employment.png Cardinal Secretary of State

In office
1 July 1979 - 1 December 1990
Succeeded byJean-Louis Tauran

Agostino Casaroli was an Italian Catholic priest and diplomat for the Holy See, who became Cardinal Secretary of State.


In November 2010, Mehmet Ali Ağca accused Cardinal Casaroli of being the mastermind behind the assassination attempt on John Paul II.[1][2]

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