Cardinale Mario Zenari
Born in 1946 in the province of Verona, he received his ordination and was incardinated in the Diocese of Verona on 5 July 1970.
He was ordained Bishop and appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Niger first (1999-2004), and started operating in Syria in 2008.
In this period, he stood out for helping innocent victims and he did not leave Damascus during the conflict that started in 2011.
He was appointed Cardinal during the ordinary public Consistory of 19 November 2016.