What is the proper form of addressing ecclesiastics (bishops, cardinals, superiors, sisters, et al.) when writing letters in Italian? How should such a letter be concluded?
2See this article.– Charo ♦May 7, 2018 at 9:40
@Charo Very good reference!– abarisoneMay 7, 2018 at 12:15
You can find on Treccani's appellativi e epiteti [prontuario] a list of proper forms for most of ecclesiastics and their abbravistions.
For a bishop:
(Sua) Eccellenza (S. Ecc. o Sua Ecc.): vescovo o alto prelato; nella tradizione, prefetti e questori, e così via;
for a cardinal:
(Sua) Eminenza (S.E. o S. Em.), Eminentissimo (Em.mo, E.mo): cardinale, capo religioso;
As pointed out by @DaG, you could use:
Eccellenza reverendissima, or Eminenza reverendissima
In italian the proper form to init is: "Eccellenza, " :)
see it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protocollo_(cerimoniale)– YapiMay 6, 2018 at 21:28
1...or Eccellenza reverendissima, or Eminenza reverendissima, or..., depending on the ranks, and this is orally. Is in written form the same, @user205137? (And why the smiling emoticon?)– DaGMay 6, 2018 at 22:04
What are the abbreviations for these forms of address?– GeremiaMay 6, 2018 at 22:16
1Welcome to Italian.SE! What we're expecting here is a more detailed and reasoned answer.– Charo ♦May 7, 2018 at 8:46