Fabio Maria Asquini

Fabio Maria Asquini (14 August 1802 – 22 December 1878)[1] 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
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed21 September 1877
Term ended22 December 1878
PredecessorFilippo de Angelis
SuccessorDomenico Carafa della Spina di Traetto
Orders
Ordination26 February 1825
Consecration8 October 1837
by Carlo Odescalchi
Created cardinal22 January 1844 (in pectore)
21 April 1845 (revealed)
by Pope Gregory XVI
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameFabio Maria Asquini
Born14 August 1802
Fagagna, Udine, Venetian Province
Died22 December 1878(1878-12-22) (aged 76)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
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Alma materCollegio 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.[2] 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.

CardinalateEdit

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.[3] 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.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giovanni Soglia Ceroni
Latin Patriarch of Constantinople
1844–1851
Succeeded by
Dominicus Lucciardi
Preceded by
Gaspare Bernardo Pianetti
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
1862–1863
Succeeded by
Niccola Clarelli Parracciani