Fabio Maria Asquini
Fabio Maria Asquini (14 August 1802 – 22 December 1878) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics and Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He was born on 14 August 1802 in Fagagna.
Fabio Maria Asquini
|Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||21 September 1877|
|Term ended||22 December 1878|
|Predecessor||Filippo de Angelis|
|Successor||Domenico Carafa della Spina di Traetto|
|Ordination||26 February 1825|
|Consecration||8 October 1837|
by Carlo Odescalchi
|Created cardinal||22 January 1844 (in pectore)|
21 April 1845 (revealed)
by Pope Gregory XVI
|Birth name||Fabio Maria Asquini|
|Born||14 August 1802|
Fagagna, Udine, Venetian Province
|Died||22 December 1878 (aged 76)|
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
|Alma mater||Collegio Romano|
La Sapienza University
Early life and priesthoodEdit
Asquini was educated at the Collegio Ghislieri then the Collegio Romano (where he received a Doctorate of Theology) and finally the La Sapienza University where he studied law. He was ordained on 26 February 1825 and was appointed as a domestic prelate to the Pope. He was elected Titular Latin patriarch of Antioch in 1837 and was consecrated by Carlo Cardinal Odescalchi.
He was elevated to Cardinal in pectore on 22 January 1844 and was appointed Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, a position he held until 1851. He was officially revealed as a Cardinal on 21 April 1845. On 24 April, he was appointed Cardinal-Priest of St Stefano al Monte Celio where he served for almost 33 years until 1877.
In 1847 Asquini was named Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics and between 1862 and 1863 he was appointed Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals. Asquini participated in both the 1846 Papal Conclave and the 1878 Papal Conclave as well as the First Vatican Council. Finally, in 1877 he was appointed Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina where he served until his death in 1878.
|Catholic Church titles|
Giovanni Soglia Ceroni
| Latin Patriarch of Constantinople
Gaspare Bernardo Pianetti
| Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Niccola Clarelli Parracciani