Becciu, Giovanni Angelo
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: San Lino
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 28 June 2018
Ecclesiastical Office:  Substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 2 June 2028

Cardinal Becciu was born 2 June 1948 in Pattada, Italy. He was ordained priest on 27 August 1972.He holds a degree in canon law, and on 1 May 1984 he entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See. He served in the Pontifical Representations in the Central African Republic, Sudan, New Zealand, Liberia, Great Britain, France and the USA. On 15 October 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him titular Archbishop of Roselle and Apostolic Nuncio in Angola. On 15 November 2001 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in São Tomé and Príncipe. He was ordained a bishop on 1 December 2001. On 23 July 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Cuba, and on 10 May 2011 the same Pontiff appointed him Substitute for the General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, a position confirmed by Pope Francis. On 15 June 2011 he was appointed consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. On 4 February 2017, the Holy Father appointed him Special Delegate to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. On 26 May 2018 Pope Francis appointed him Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.