Luigi Sincero

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.


Luigi Sincero
Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed3 February 1927
Term ended7 February 1936
PredecessorGiovanni Tacci Porcelli
SuccessorEugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Tisserant
Other posts
Orders
Ordination24 September 1892
Consecration13 January 1929
by Pope Pius XI
Created cardinal23 May 1923
by Pope Pius XI
RankCardinal-Deacon (1923-28)
Cardinal-Priest (1928-33)
Cardinal-Bishop (1933-36)
Personal details
Birth nameLuigi Sincero
Born26 March 1870
Trino Vercellese, Vercelli, Kingdom of Sardinia
Died7 February 1936(1936-02-07) (aged 65)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
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Alma materPontifical Gregorian University
Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas
University of Turin
MottoSincero corde servire Deo
Coat of armsLuigi Sincero's coat of arms
Styles of
Luigi Sincero
Coat of arms of Luigi Sincero.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeePalestrina (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.

CardinalateEdit

He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giorgio in Velabro in the consistory of 23 May 1923 by Pope Pius XI.

Pope Pius appointed Sincero Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches on 29 January 1927.[1] He opted for the order of cardinal priests and his deaconry was elevated pro hac vice on 17 December 1928.

EpiscopateEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). XIX. 1927. p. 79. Retrieved 20 February 2020.

Books and articlesEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giovanni Tacci Porcelli
Secretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Churches
29 January 1927 – 7 February 1936
Succeeded by
Eugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Tisserant
Preceded by
Vincenzo Vannutelli
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
13 March 1933 – 7 February 1936
Succeeded by
Angelo Dolci
Preceded by
Giulio Serafini
President of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law
12 December 1934 – 7 February 1936
Succeeded by
Massimo Massimi