Bassetti, Gualtiero
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santa Cecilia
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 22 February 2014
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, Italy 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 7 April 2022

Gualtiero Bassetti was born in Popolano di Marradi, Italy on 7 April 1942. He attended the seminary in Florence before his ordination as a priest on 29 June 1966. He then began serving in pastoral ministry and in 1968 became assistant at the minor seminary and then rector in 1972. Seven years later, at the age of 37, Cardinal Giovanni Benelli appointed him rector of the major seminary. He served there for 11 years and was then appointed pro-vicar and vicar general of the archdiocese. He was ordained a bishop on 8 September 1994, subsequent to his appointment as Bishop of Massa Marittima Piombino. On 21 November 1998 he was transferred to the Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro and immediately began preparing for the Jubilee of 2000. He participated in World Youth Day at Tor Vergata, and has dedicated himself to working with the youth and families. In 2001 John Paul II appointed him national delegate for the seminaries of Italy, reconfirmed in 2006 by Benedict XVI for another five years. On 16 July 2009 he was transferred to the Archdiocese of Perugia-Cittą della Pieve, and received the dignity of archbishop. Here he continues to dedicate his pastoral attention to social problems, including unemployment. In 2009 he was elected vice-president of the Italian Episcopal Conference and in 2012 he was chosen as president of the Episcopal Conference of Umbria. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Congregation for Bishops.