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The Embassy mourns the death of HE Francesca Tardioli – Condolences Book

With infinite sadness, the Embassy of Italy mourns the passing of Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, an exquisite person, great diplomat, promoter of human rights. We join the family in their grief.


For the benefit of those wishing to express condolences, a Condolences Book will be open at the Embassy of Italy (12 Grey Street, Deakin ACT 2600) from Tuesday 22 February to Friday 25 February between 10 am and 12 pm.

The Embassy of Italy has also open a “Virtual book of condolences” that will be available for e-messages at the following address:

We kindly ask that no flowers be sent to the Embassy at this stage.



The funeral of HE Francesca Tardioli will be held on 25 February in Italy at 3.oo pm (CET) at San Paolo church in Foligno – PG .

Masses and Memorial services dedicated to our Ambassador will be held across Australia:



Mass – Sunday 27 February 2022 at 11.00 am

St Benedict’s Parish, 10 Tallara Pkwy, Narrabundah ACT 2604

The Mass will be celebrated in Italian.



Mass – Sunday 27 February 2022 at 10.00 am

St Fiacre, 96 Catherine St, Leichhardt NSW 2040

The Mass will be celebrated in Italian



Masses – Sunday 27 February 2022

8.00 am Holy Cross Church, 28 Chalk Street, Lutwyche QLD 4030

8.15 am Holy Spirit Church, 16 Villiers st, New Farm QLD 4005

9.00 am St Thomas More, Chapel st, Petrie t.ce QLD 4000

10.30 am Our Lady of Grace, 100 Mayfield rd, Carina QLD 4152

4.00 pm Sacred Heart Church, 50 Fairway dr, Clear Island Waters QLD 4226

All Masses will be celebrated in Italian



Memorial Service – Friday 25 February at 5.45 pm (please arrive earlier)

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral , 39 Wakefield St, Adelaide SA 5000



Mass – Saturday 26 February 2022 at 4.00 pm

Church of Saint Bridget, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

The Mass will be celebrated in Italian



Mass – Tuesday 1 March at 7.00 pm

St Mary’s Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000



The Embassy thanks all the organizers for the commemorations events.