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Cardinal Francesco Ragonesi
Birth: Dec. 21, 1850
Bagnaia
Provincia di Viterbo
Lazio, Italy
Death: Sep. 14, 1931
Poggio a Caiano
Provincia di Prato
Toscana, Italy

Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Viterbo, Francesco Ragonesi entered the local seminary, later moving to Rome where he pursued his studies at the Pontifical Roman Seminary and the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare. Following his ordination, for twenty five years he lectured history and Sacred Scripture at the seminary of his native city. Vicar general of the diocese between 1885 and 1904, on September 7 that year he was named apostolic delegate and extraordinary envoy to Colombia. Receiving his episcopal consecration with the titular see of Mira on September 25, during his tenure in Colombia he favored the opening of the Panama Canal. Appointed apostolic nuncio in Spain on February 9, 1913, Pope Benedict XV created him cardinal priest in the consistory of March 7, 1921. Receiving the red biretta from King Alfonso XIII in the chapel of the Royal Palace in Madrid, together with Francisco de Asís Vidal i Barraquer and Juan Bautista Benlloch i Vivó, the following June he received the title of San Marcello. Named prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature on March 9, 1926, Ragonesi served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals between 1928 and 1929. Passing away at the mother house of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Poggio a Caiano where he had gone to recover his health, his body was transferred to Rome and buried at the Campo Verano Cemetery. Years later, his remains were transferred to the chapel of the lyceum which bears his name in his native Viterbo. (bio by: Eman Bonnici) 
 
Burial:
Liceo Scientifico Cardinal Ragonesi
Viterbo
Provincia di Viterbo
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Lyceum Chapel.
 
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Originally Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Mar 16, 2014
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Cardinal Francesco Ragonesi
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