|Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||7 May 1969|
|Term ended||1 March 1973|
|Predecessor||Benno Walter Gut|
|Other post(s)||Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (1979-2001)|
|Ordination||15 August 1930|
by Giuseppe Bertazzoni
|Consecration||11 May 1952|
by Eugène Tisserant
|Created cardinal||28 April 1969|
by Pope Paul VI
|Birth name||Paolo Bertoli|
|Born||1 February 1908|
Poggio Garfagnana, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||8 November 2001 (aged 93)|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
|See||Frascati (suburbicarian see)|
Paolo Bertoli was born in Poggio Garfagnana, Italy. He was educated at the Seminary of Lucca and later at the Pontifical Roman Seminary in Rome where he earned doctorates in philosophy and theology. He carried on his studies at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum "S. Apollinare", where he earned a doctorate in utroque iure (in both canon and civil law).
He was ordained on 15 August 1930 in Lucca. From 1930 until 1933 he studied further. From 1933 until 1938 he served as an attaché of the nunciature in Yugoslavia. He was created Privy chamberlain of His Holiness in 1934. He was an Auditor of the nunciature in France between 1938 and 1942. He was raised to the level of Domestic prelate of His Holiness in 1946. He was the Papal representative to the International Conference to solve the problems caused by the Second World War in Bern, Switzerland, in 1946. He was Chargé d'affaires of the nunciature in Czechoslovakia for 1949 but was unable to hold the post for political reasons.
Pope Pius XII appointed him titular Archbishop of Nicomedia on 24 March 1952 and then named him apostolic delegate to Turkey two days later. He was consecrated a bishop on 11 May 1952 by Eugène Tisserant then Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia on 7 May 1953.
He was created Cardinal-Deacon of San Girolamo della Carità in the consistory of 28 April 1969. Pope Paul VI appointed him Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 7 May 1969. He remained as Prefect until he resigned on 1 March 1973. He was raised to the order of Cardinal-Priests and exchanged his deaconry for the title of S. Girolamo degli Schiavoni on 5 March 1973. He took part in the conclaves that elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II in August and October. Pope John Paul named him Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church. He was elevated to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop of the suburbicarian see of Frascati on 30 June 1979. He resigned the post of Camerlengo on 25 March 1985. He died in 2001 in Rome.