Pietro Respighi

Pietro Respighi S.T.D. JUD (22 September 1843 – 22 March 1913) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archpriest of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Pietro Respighi
Vicar-General of Rome
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Respighi circa 1895.
Appointed9 April 1900
PredecessorDomenico Maria Jacobini
SuccessorBasilio Pompili
Other posts
Ordination31 March 1866
Consecration20 December 1891
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
Created cardinal19 June 1899
by Pope Leo XIII
Personal details
Birth namePietro Respighi
Born(1843-09-22)22 September 1843
Bologna, Papal States
Died22 March 1913(1913-03-22) (aged 69)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
ParentsGiovanni Battista Respighi
Modesta Tinelli
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Styles of
Pietro Respighi
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

He was born in Bologna and received the sacrament of confirmation in November 1850. He was educated in the Seminary of Bologna and the Pio Roman Seminary in Rome, earning doctorates in theology, civil and canon law in 1870. Ordained to the priesthood on the last day of March 1866 in Rome, he afterwards worked in the Archdiocese of Bologna as professor of its seminary from 1872 to June 1874. He was appointed as Archpriest of Ss. Gervasio e Protasio parish until 1891.

Episcopate and CardinalateEdit

Pope Leo XIII appointed him Bishop of Guastalla on 14 December 1891. He was appointed to the see of Ferrara in 1896. As Archbishop of Ferrara he was created Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati in the consistory of 19 June 1899. He resigned pastoral government of the archdiocese of Ferrara on 19 April 1900. On the death of Pope Leo XIII he participated in the conclave of 1903 that elected Pope Pius X. He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from 1906 until 1907, and in 1910 he was appointed Archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran basilica, a position he held until his death three years later.

Notes and ReferencesEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Domenico Jacobini
Vicar General of Rome
9 April 1900 – 22 March 1913
Succeeded by
Basilio Pompili
Preceded by
Francesco Satolli
Archpriest of the Basilica of St. John Lateran
10 January 1910 – 22 March 1913
Succeeded by
Domenico Ferrata