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Alessandro Lualdi J.C.D. S.T.D. (12 August 1858 - 12 November 1927) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal who served as Archbishop of Palermo.


Alessandro Lualdi
Cardinal, Archbishop of Palermo
Alessandro Lualdi-1922.jpg
Lualdi in 1922.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdiocesePalermo
SeePalermo
Appointed14 November 1904
Term ended12 November 1927
PredecessorMichelangelo Celesia
SuccessorLuigi Lavitrano
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santi Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio (1907-27)
Orders
Ordination30 October 1880
Consecration4 December 1904
by Francesco di Paola Cassetta
Created cardinal15 April 1907
by Pope Pius X
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameAlessandro Lualdi
Born12 August 1858
Milan, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
Died12 November 1927(1927-11-12) (aged 69)
Palermo, Kingdom of Italy
BuriedPalermo Cathedral
Previous postRector of the Pontifical Lombard Seminary (1894-1904)
Alma materPontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Styles of
Alessandro Lualdi
External Ornaments of a Cardinal Bishop.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeePalermo

BiographyEdit

Lualdi was born in Milan, Italy. He entered the Seminary of Milan and carried on further studies at the Theological Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome where he earned doctorates in theology, philosophy and canon law. He was ordained in 1880. After his ordination, he worked in the Archdiocese of Milan doing pastoral work from 1884 until 1890. He later served as a Faculty member of the Seminary of Milan until 1894. He was created Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on 14 September 1899.

EpiscopateEdit

Pope Pius X appointed him Archbishop of Palermo on 14 November 1904. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of Santi Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio in the consistory of 15 April 1907. He took part in the conclaves of 1914 that elected Pope Benedict XV and 1922 that elected Pope Pius XI.

He died in 1927 and is buried in the metropolitan cathedral of Palermo.

ReferencesEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Michelangelo Celesia
Archbishop of Palermo
14 November 1904–12 November 1927
Succeeded by
Luigi Lavitrano