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Luigi Sincero (26 March 1870 – 7 February 1936) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law and Secretary of Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the title of Prefect held by the Popes from 1917 until 1967.
|Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||3 February 1927|
|Term ended||7 February 1936|
|Predecessor||Giovanni Tacci Porcelli|
|Ordination||24 September 1892|
|Consecration||13 January 1929|
by Pope Pius XI
|Created cardinal||23 May 1923|
by Pope Pius XI
|Birth name||Luigi Sincero|
|Born||26 March 1870|
Trino Vercellese, Vercelli, Kingdom of Sardinia
|Died||7 February 1936 (aged 65)|
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
|Alma mater||Pontifical Gregorian University|
Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas
University of Turin
|Motto||Sincero corde servire Deo|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
|See||Palestrina (Suburbicarian diocese)|
Early life and priesthoodEdit
He was born in Trino Vercellese, Piedmont, Italy. He was educated at the Seminary of Vercelli and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He was ordained in 1892. He was chosen as the Vice-rector of the Pontifical Lombard College in 1894. He served as a faculty member of the Seminary of Vercelli and canon theologian of its cathedral from 1894 until 1908. He was appointed as an auditor of the Roman Rota on 20 October 1908. He was secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law on 18 October 1917 and Secretary of the Sacred College of Cardinals in 1919. He served as secretary of the conclave of 1922.
Pope Pius appointed Sincero Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches on 29 January 1927. He opted for the order of cardinal priests and his deaconry was elevated pro hac vice on 17 December 1928.
Pope Pius appointed him titular archbishop of Petra di Palestina on 11 January 1929. He was Consecrated two days later in the Sistine chapel by Pope Pius XI. He was elected to the order of cardinal bishops, taking the suburbicarian see of Palestrina on 13 March 1933. Pope Pius appointed him president of the Pontifical Commission for the Codification of the Oriental Canon Law on November 23, 1934, and president of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law. He died just short of his 66th birthday on February 7, 1936.
- Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XIX. 1927. p. 79. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
Books and articlesEdit
- Bräuer, Martin (2014). Handbuch der Kardinäle: 1846–2012 (in German). Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 1909–1910. ISBN 978-3-11-026947-5.
|Catholic Church titles|
Giovanni Tacci Porcelli
| Secretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Churches
29 January 1927 – 7 February 1936
| Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
13 March 1933 – 7 February 1936
| President of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law
12 December 1934 – 7 February 1936