Giovanni Soglia Ceroni

Giovanni Soglia Ceroni (10 October 1779 – 12 August 1856) was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church.

Giovanni Soglia Ceroni
Archbishop-Bishop of Cingoli
Archbishop-Bishop of Osimo
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed18 February 1839
Term ended12 August 1856
PredecessorGiovanni Antonio Benvenuti
SuccessorGiovanni Brunelli
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati (1839–56)
Ordination1 January 1803
Consecration22 October 1826
by Francesco Bertazzoli
Created cardinal12 February 1838 (in pectore)
18 February 1839 (revealed)
by Pope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Soglia Ceroni
Born10 October 1779
Casola Valsenio, Imola, Papal States
Died12 August 1856(1856-08-12) (aged 76)
Osimo, Papal States
BuriedOsimo Cathedral
ParentsGiovacchino Soglia
Ana Braga
Previous post(s)
Alma materCollegio Romano
La Sapienza University


He was ordained a priest on 1 January 1803. appointed him Titular Bishop of Ephesus on 2 October 1826 and ordained a bishop on 22 October.

On 23 June 1834 he was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Studies. On 6 April 1835, he was named Titular Patriarch of Constantinople.

Pope Gregory XVI made him a cardinal in pectore on 12 February 1838 and then announced publicly that he was Cardinal Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati at a papal consistory held on 21 February 1839.[1] He participated in the papal conclave of 1846 that elected Pope Pius IX. He served as Secretary of State of the Holy See from 4 June 1848 until his resignation on 29 November of that year.[2]

He died on 2 August 1856.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Rome". The Tablet. 24 September 1887. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ John Henry Newman, Letters and Diaries, vol. 32 (Thomas Nelson, 1961), p. 209.