Archbishop Cordileone Bio

August 15, 2022 News



Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood in San
Diego on July 9, 1982. He continued his studies at Gregorian University from
1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law. The Archbishop was appointed
Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to
the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002. On July 5,
2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of
San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on
March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the
ninth Archbishop of San Francisco. He was installed on October 4, 2012.

Archbishop Cordileone serves as Chairman of the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
and is also a member of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB and a
member of the USCCB Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church
Governance. The Archbishop serves on a number of boards, including the
Governing Board of the International Theological Institute, in Trumau, Austria. In
2021, he was named prior of the U.S. delegation of the Sacred Military
Constantinian Order of St. George.