Blessed Rosario Livatino

Blessed Rosario Livatino c.1985Also known as

  • the boy judge
  • Il giudice ragazzino



The son of Vincenzo Livatino and Rosalia Corbo, Rosario was an execellent student all his life, always getting top marks, and graduating with honors from the law school of the University of Palermo on 9 July 1975. After working in several legal civil service positions, on 29 September 1979 he became Deputy Public Prosecutor in Agrigento, concentrating on fighting organized crime. On 21 August 1989 he was elevated to the bench, serving as a judge in the court of Agrigento. While a personally pious man, Rosario never wanted to join any clubs or associations, Church or secular, and never married. Murdered in a Mafia ambush. Martyr.





  • plans incomplete at this writing

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Rosario Livatino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2021. Web. 16 April 2021. <>