Gilberto Agustoni

Swiss prelate (1922-2017)

Gilberto Agustoni (26 July 1922 – 13 January 2017) was a Swiss Roman Catholic prelate. He served as the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura from 1994 to 1998. He was later a Cardinal-Priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Schaffhausen.[1]

His Eminence

Gilberto Agustoni
Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura
SeeSanti Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta
Appointed26 November 1994
Term ended5 October 1998
PredecessorAchille Silvestrini
SuccessorZenon Grocholewski
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santi Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta
Ordination20 April 1946
Consecration6 January 1987
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal26 November 1994
by Pope John Paul II
  • Cardinal-Deacon (1994-2005)
  • Cardinal-Priest (2005-2017)
Personal details
Birth nameGilberto Agustoni
Born(1922-07-26)26 July 1922
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died13 January 2017(2017-01-13) (aged 94)
Rome, Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Mottochristus spes gloriae
Coat of armsGilberto Agustoni's coat of arms
Styles of
Gilberto Agustoni
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Agustoni died on 13 January 2017 at the age of 94.[2]


  1. "Gilberto Cardinal Agustoni". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. "È morto il cardinale Gilberto Agustoni". laRegione (in Italian). 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.