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Domenico Cardinal Ferrata


Secretary of State

Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca

Secretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office

Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars

Archpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano {Saint John Lateran Basilica}


4 Mar 1847Born
18 Sep 186922.5Ordained PriestPriest of Montefiascone, Italy
1884²36.8AppointedPresident of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy
2 Apr 188538.0AppointedTitular Archbishop of Thessalonica
14 Apr 188538.1AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Belgium
19 Apr 188538.1Ordained BishopTitular Archbishop of Thessalonica
16 Apr 188942.1AppointedSecretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs
10 May 189144.1AppointedApostolic Nuncio to France
22 Jun 189649.2Elevated to Cardinal
22 Jun 189649.2ResignedApostolic Nuncio to France
3 Dec 189649.7AppointedCardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca
19 Jun 189952.2AppointedChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the College of Cardinals
20 Nov 189952.7AppointedPrefect of the Congregation for Indulgences and Relics
19 Apr 190053.1ResignedChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the College of Cardinals
23 Oct 190053.6AppointedPrefect of the Congregation of (Sacred) Rites
27 Nov 190255.7AppointedPrefect of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars
7 Jan 190355.8ResignedPrefect of the Congregation of (Sacred) Rites
26 Oct 190861.6AppointedPrefect of the Congregation of the Sacraments
7 Apr 191366.0AppointedArchpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano {Saint John Lateran Basilica}
2 Jan 191466.8AppointedSecretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office
4 Sep 191467.5AppointedSecretary of State
10 Oct 191467.5DiedSecretary of State

Note(s): ² Month Uncertain

MicroData Summary for Domenico Ferrata
(VIAF: 22274140; WikiData: Q691905)
Domenico Cardinal Ferrata (born , died ) Secretary of State

Birth PlaceGradoli, Diocese of Montefiascone, Italy
Ordained BishopS. Agostino, Roma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Death PlaceRoma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Buried Place (Original)Cemetery, Gradoli, Diocese of Montefiascone, Italy

  • a priest for 45.0 years
  • a bishop for 29.4 years
  • a cardinal for 18.3 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • b/c2: Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 550, and Page 52
  • b: The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, 22 Jun 1896
  • b/c2+: Les Ordinations Épiscopales, Year 1885, Number 14
  • xsta/x933/nunc: Le Nunziature Apostoliche (Marchi), Page 14, and Page 24, and Page 64
  • nunc: Le Nunziature Apostoliche (Marchi), Page 129


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