Data sheet

Year of publication2020
Pages nr.496
Book coverHardcover
Editorial seriesVaticano
Size14 x 21,8


Studi in memoria di S.E. Mons. Giorgio Corbellini

Vescovo Titolare di Abula

Presidente dell’Ufficio del Lavoro della Sede Apostolica

A volume dedicated to the figure and work of His Excellency Mons. Giorgio Corbellini, whose preface is written by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness.
Servi inutiles sumus: this was the episcopal motto chosen by His Excellency Mons. Giorgio Corbellini, who returned to the House of the Father on November 13, 2019. And Servi inutiles sumus is the title of this publication that wants to remember the late bishop and his pastoral and juridical activity placed at the service of the Pope and the Apostolic See. Under the banner of humility and modesty, seasoned with a pleasant sense of humor, the long service given to the Holy See, from October 1, 1985 until his death, took place. He felt within himself the importance and responsibility of working directly at the service of the Successor of Peter and of being able to offer him his contribution for the good progress and improvement of the entire legal-administrative structure of the Holy See. Traces of this service to the Church can be found in the pages of this volume, in which essays and contributions by distinguished specialists and talented jurists are collected. The publication is crossed more or less expressly by the presence of Bishop Corbellini. There is his influence or, at least, his unshakeable conviction that everything serves for the building of the Kingdom of God. He, in fact, loved justice to be sought not only with the means made available to the human sciences, but also with prayer. In this regard, many remember him as he walked through the Vatican praying the Rosary or standing in prayer before the Tabernacle. This ability to unite faith and science, knowledge and simplicity, humility and competence will remain impressed in the memory of those who knew and frequented him. (From the Preface of Card. Pietro Parolin)