H.E. Joseph Card. Caprio (1967-1969)
He was born on 15th November 1914 in Lapio (Italy). He was ordained priest on 17th December 1938. On 14th October 1961 he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Apollonia and was consecrated on 17th December 1961. In 1966 he was Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to China and on 22nd August 1967 he was appointed Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to India. On 19th April 1969 he was appointed Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. On 30th June 1979 he was elevated to Cardinal by Blessed John Paul II, Pope, with the title of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana. On 1st July 1979 he was appointed President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, and on 30th January 1981 President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See. On 14th December 1988 he was appointed Gran Maestro of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. He died on 15th October 2005.