Angelo Di Pietro J.U.D. (22 May 1828 – 5 December 1914) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Prefect of the Congregation of the Council.


Angelo di Pietro
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed29 June 1908
Term ended5 December 1914
PredecessorFabrizio Dionigi Ruffo
SuccessorVincenzo Vannutelli
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina (1903-14)
Orders
Ordination20 December 1851
by Carlo Gigli
Consecration1 July 1866
by Gustav Adolf von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
Created cardinal16 January 1893
by Pope Leo XIII
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameAngelo di Pietro
Born22 May 1828
Vivaro Romano, Tivoli, Papal States
Died5 December 1914(1914-12-05) (aged 86)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
BuriedCampo Verano
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Alma materLa Sapienza University
Styles of
Angelo Di Pietro
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeNisa in Lycia (titular see)

BiographyEdit

Angelo Di Pietro was born in Vivaro Romano, Tivoli. He was educated at the Seminary of Tivoli, and La Sapienza University in Rome where he earned a doctorate utroque iuris in 1858.

He was ordained on 20 December 1851 in Tivoli. He served as secretary and pro-vicar general of the Bishop of Tivoli; vicar general of the diocese of Ostia and Velletri. He was appointed as titular bishop of Nisa in Lycia and auxiliary bishop of Velletri on 25 June 1866. He was promoted to the titular see of Nazianzo on 28 December 1877. He was appointed as Apostolic delegate and extraordinary legate in Paraguay and Uruguay on 18 January 1878. He served as Nuncio to the Brazilian Empire from 1879 until he was posted as Nuncio to Bavaria on 21 March 1882, where he served until 1887, when he became Nuncio to Spain.

He was created Cardinal-Priest of Santi Bonifacio ed Alessio in the consistory of 16 January 1893 by Pope Leo XIII. Pope Leo appointed him Prefect of the Congregation of the Council on 20 June 1893. He opted for the title of San Lorenzo in Lucina on 22 June 1903. He participated in the conclave of 1903 that elected Pope Pius X and 1914 that elected Pope Benedict XV. He died in 1914.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Luigi Serafini
Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
20 June 1893–18 March 1895
Succeeded by
Vincenzo Vannutelli
Records
Preceded by
Alfonso Capecelatro
Oldest living Member of the Sacred College
14 November 1912 - 5 December 1914
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Prisco