Ordained on 29 June 1957. Studied moral theologyRome, Italy. Parish priest ian Oltreponte neighborhood of Casale Monferrato, Italy, and had to work in a local factory at the same time. Co-adjutor bishop of Fossano, Italy on 3 April 1980; bishop of Fossano on 29 October 1980. Bishop of Asti, Italy on 16 March 1989. Archbishop of Turin, Italy on 19 June 1999. Elevated to cardinal-priest of San Giuseppe in Via Via Trionfale pro hac vice Title by Pope John Paul II on 21 February 2001. Participated in the conclaves that elected Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
- “Cardinal Severino Poletto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 March 2013. Web. 27 May 2015. <>