Sergio B. Pagano
Date of Birth 6 November 1949
Place Genoa (Italy)
Nomination 7 January 1997
Field Pontifical Diplomacy
Most important awards, prizes and academies
Msgr Pagano is a Member by perdurante munere right of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences. Since March 2000, he is a Corresponding Member of Monumenta Germaniae Historica, since July 2000, of the Società Romana di Storia Patria, since January 2005 an honorary member of the Executive Board of the Italian Association for Healthcare, Religious and Hagiographic Studies and Member of Fondazione Latinitas for the promotion and study of Latin since July 2005.
Summary of scientific research
Born in Genoa on 6 November 1948, he became a member of the Congregation of the Barnabites in 1966, he completed his studies in philosophy and theology in Rome, where he was ordained priest on 28 May 1977, he graduated in Theology with a specialization in Liturgy in 1978, he obtained a Diploma as Archivist Paleographer at the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives Administration always in 1978; in this same year he was also appointed Scrittore of the Vatican Secret Archives; he is a Lecturer of Papal Diplomatics in the aforementioned School (where he has also been a Lecturer of Archives Administration), Academician of the S. Carlo Academy of Milan, representative of the Secret Archives at the Comité International d'Archivistique, Historical Councillor of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints since May 1985 and Councillor of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church since 1997, he was elected Vice-Prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives by Pope John Paul II on 30 January 1995, and a few days later he was appointed Vice-Director of the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives Administration. From 1989 to 2001, he was Director of the Historical Studies Centre of the Barnabite Fathers of Rome. On 7 January 1997, he was appointed Prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives and Director of the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives Administration.
On 18 October 2007, he was appointed Scientific Director of the Historical Archives of the Archdiocese of Lucca from 2007 to 2012. Elected Titular Bishop of Celene on 4 August 2007, he was consecrated by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on 29 September 2007. In December 2007 he was nominated Member of the Papal Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church.
Pagano, S., Schedario Baumgarten, vol. III. Bolle e brevi da Clemente V a Martino V (an. 1305-1431), Città del Vaticano (1983); Pagano, S., I documenti del processo di Galileo Galilei (in collaborazione con Luciani, A.G.), Città del Vaticano (1984) [Pontificiae Academiae Scientiarum Scripta Varia 53; Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, 21]; Pagano, S., Nuovi documenti su Vittoria Colonna e Reginald Pole (in collaborazione con Concetta Ranieri), Città del Vaticano (1989) [Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, 24]; Pagano, S., Il processo di Endimio Calandra e l'Inquisizione a Mantova nel 1567-1568, Città del Vaticano (1991) [Studi e Testi, 339]; Pagano, S., Il cardinale Uberto Gambara vescovo di Tortona (1489-1549), Firenze, Leo S. Olschki (1995); Pagano, S., L'epistolario 'vaticano' di Lorenzo Perosi (1867-1956), Genova, Marietti (1997); Pagano, S., Le ragioni temporali di un vescovo - Maffeo Gambara Vescovo di Tortona e il conflitto giurisdizionale con il senato di Milano 1593-1596, Roma, Gangemi Editore (2000); Novarien. Beatificationis et canonizationis Servi Dei Caroli a Basilica Petri (in saec.: Ioannis Francisci Bascapè) Religiosi professi Congregationis Clericorum Regularium S. Pauli ('Barnabiti') Episcopi Novariensis (1550-1615). Positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis, Voll. I-II, Sergius Pagano curavit, Romae, Typis Nova Res (2003) [Congregatio De Causis Sanctorum, Prot. N. 1311]; Pagano, S., Paesi infetti. Magia, eresia e faide familiari nel tortonese durante il secolo XVI, Roma, Gangemi (2003); Bibliografia dell'Archivio Vaticano, nuova versione, IX (1997-1999), direzione redazionale a cura di S. Pagano, Città del Vaticano (2003); Firpo, M., Pagano, S., I processi inquisitoriali di Vittore Soranzo (1550-1558). Edizione Critica, Tomi I-II, Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Città del Vaticano 2004, pp. XCVII-1061 [Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, 53]; Guida delle fonti per la storia dell'Africa del Nord, Asia e Oceania nell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano, a cura di Di Giovanni, F., Pagano, S., Roselli, G., Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Città del Vaticano (2005), pp. XXVI-564 [Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, 37]; Dieguez, A.M., Pagano, S., Le carte del "Sacro Tavolo". Aspetti del pontificato di Pio X dai documenti del suo archivio privato, Volumi I-II, Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Città del Vaticano (2006), pp. CXVI-1072 [Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, 60].
Archivio Segreto Vaticano
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