Sebastiani, Sergio
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Priest of Sant' Eustachio
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: John Paul II on 21 February 2001
Ecclesiastical Office:  President Emeritus Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See 
Papal Elector: Not Eligible to Vote Due to Age

Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani was born on April 11, 1931, in Montemonaco (Ascoli Piceno), Italy. He was ordained a priest in 1956. He studied at the Lateran University and at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. After entering the Holy See diplomatic service, he was posted to Peru, Brazil, and Chile. He was then recalled to the Secretariat of State. He was appointed titular archbishop of Caesarea in Mauretania and pro-nuncio in Madagascar and Mauritus. He was also appointed as apostolic delegate to Reunion and Comorros. In 1985, he served as nuncion to Turkey. In 1994, he became secretary to the Central Committee for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. He became president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See on November 3, 1997. He was created a cardinal on February 21, 2001, and given the title of deacon of St. Eustace. He served as President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See until 12 April 2008 He also served in the Congregation of Bishops, the Congregation for the Clergy, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Council for Christian Unity, and the Council for Interreligious Dialogue.