Maria Sensi was born at Cosenza (Italy) on 27 May 1907, the sixth of 10
He studied at the Lateran University where he acquired a licentiate in
philosophy and doctorates in theology and canon law. He was then
ordained priest on 21 December 1929.
Shortly afterwards, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See
and from 1934 onwards he served successively in the nunciatures of
Bucharest, Berne, Brussels and Prague. In 1949 he was recalled to the
Secretariat of State where he dealt with affairs of the International
Catholic Organizations and was named permanent observer of the Holy See
On 21 May 1955 he was promoted to the titular archiepiscopal see of
Sardes and received episcopal ordination on 24 July 1955. He was then
sent as nuncio to Costa Rica and in the following year was appointed
apostolic delegate in Jerusalem. In 1962 he was transferred as nuncio to
Dublin where he served until 1967 when he was appointed nnuncio to
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Paul VI in the Consistory of 24
May 1976. Deaconry of of Ss. Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari (then,
title of Regina Apostolurum).
Cardinal Giuseppe Maria Sensi died on 26 July 2001.