Death of Giuseppe Dalla Torre, Lieutenant General of Honour of the Order, distinguished jurist and academic

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Funerale_Della_Torre The funeral of the Lieutenant General of Honour was presided over by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness Pope Francis.

On December 3, 2020, Professor Count Giuseppe Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Lieutenant General of Honour and Knight of the Collar of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem died. A man of great intellectual, moral and spiritual stature, he was a Knight of the Order since 1991 and served in the various positions he held with dedication and generosity, first as a member of the Grand Magisterium and then as Lieutenant General (2011-2017).

Not to be forgotten, he was Rector of LUMSA University (1991-2014) and President of the Vatican City State Court (1997-2019).

The Pope, informed of the death of the “dear” professor, expressed his “spiritual closeness” to his wife Nicoletta and daughter Paola, recalling his qualities as a Christian and professional with “a grateful heart.” Holy See Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, added his personal condolences during the funeral presided over in the Vatican Basilica, at the altar of the Chair, in the presence of the Grand Master of the Order, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Lieutenant General, Professor Agostino Borromeo, and the Governor General, Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Modrone.

In his homily at the funeral, which was profoundly moving, Cardinal Pietro Parolin described his “friend Giuseppe” as a “good, humble and wise man” and a “true disciple of Jesus.”

The Grand Master of the Order, Cardinal Filoni, has expressed the gratitude and closeness to his family in prayer and affection, inviting every Knight and Dame to raise prayers of suffrage for the repose of the soul of Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre.


(January 2021)