Giuseppe Bruno (cardinal)

Giuseppe Bruno (30 June 1875 – 10 November 1954) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church[1] who served as Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of the Council and as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura.

Giuseppe Bruno
Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed20 March 1954
Term ended10 November 1954
PredecessorMassimo Massimi
SuccessorFrancesco Roberti
Other posts
Ordination10 April 1898
Created cardinal18 February 1946
by Pope Pius XII
Personal details
Birth nameGiuseppe Bruno
Born30 June 1875
Sezzadio, Acqui, Kingdom of Italy
Died10 November 1954(1954-11-10) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy
BuriedCampo Verano
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Alma materPontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Pontifical Roman Athenaeum Saint Apollinare
MottoJustitia et Pax
Coat of armsGiuseppe Bruno's coat of arms
Styles of
Giuseppe Bruno
Coat of arms of Giuseppe Bruno.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Early life and priesthoodEdit

He was born in Sezzadio, Italy.

He was educated at the Seminary of Acqui and the Pontifical Athenaeum "S. Tommaso d'Aquino" where he earned a doctorate in philosophy. He continued his studied at the Pontifical Athenaeum "S. Apollinare" where he became a Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)and a Doctor of Canon and Civil Law (J.U.D.).

He was ordained on 10 April 1898 in Acqui. He did pastoral work in the diocese Acqui. He served as Professor of law at the Pontifical Athenaeum "S. Apollinare" for many years. He was created Privy chamberlain of His Holiness on 4 March 1922 and was raised to the level of Domestic prelate of His Holiness on 3 January 1923. He was appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law on 14 February 1924. He was secretary of the Congregation of the Council from 3 July 1930 until 1946. He was raised to the rank of Protonotary apostolic on 25 July 1932.


He was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Eustachio in the consistory of 18 February 1946 by Pope Pius XII. He was appointed Prefect of the Congregation of the council on 16 November 1949, holding the post until 20 March 1954, when he became Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature on 20 March 1954.

He died on 10 November 1954. The funeral took place on 13 November 1954 at the basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome with Giuseppe dell'Olmo, bishop of Acqui, celebrating the mass; fourteen cardinals were also present; at the end of the ceremony, Cardinal Clemente Micara, vice-dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals, imparted the absolution in the name of the pope. His body was buried in the Campo Verano cemetery.

Preceded by
Francesco Marmaggi
Prefect of the Congregation of the Council
16 November 1949 – 20 March 1954
Succeeded by
Pietro Ciriaci
Preceded by
Massimo Massimi
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
20 March 1954 – 10 November 1954
Succeeded by
Gaetano Cicognani


  1. ^ David M. Cheney. "Giuseppe Cardinal Bruno [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 16 April 2017.