|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1916|
Former Camerlengo of the Apostolic Chamber and Cardinal Deacon of the Deaconry of Santa Maria in Aquiro, Cardinal Francesco Salesio Della Volpe was born on December 24, 1844, in Ravenna, Italy, the son of Count Ignazio Della Volpe and Ortensia Mazzolani.
Following his Education at the Seminary of Bertinoro and the Pio Seminary of Rome, he was ordained to the Priesthood on December 21, 1867, at 23 years of age, and successively underwent further studies at the Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles between 1868 and 1874.
Privy Chamberlain Participant of His Holiness, he was named as Domestic Prelate of His Holiness on May 17, 1878, Canon of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica in 1878, and Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Relics in 1882. He was one of the Members of the Extraordinary Mission to the Coronation of Czar Alexander III of Russia. Appointed Master of Chamber of His Holiness on August 17, 1886, and Prefect of the Pontifical Household on December 31, 1891, he named as Commander of the Order of Saint-Anne of Russia and was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Franz Joseph of Austria.
Created Cardinal in the Consistory of June 19, 1899, by Pope Leo XIII and reserved In Pectore, his name was ultimately published in the Consistory of April 15, 1901, with Della Volpe receiving the Red Hat and the Deaconry of Santa Maria In Aquiro.
Assigned as Prefect of the Economy of the Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda Fide and President of the Reverend Chamber of the Wealth of the Apostolic See on July 23, 1903, he participated in the Conclave of 1903, which elected Pope Pius X to the Chair of St. Peter. Becoming Cardinal Protodeacon in 1907, he was furthermore appointed as Prefect of the Vatican Archives on October 26, 1908, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Index on January 26, 1911, Archchancellor of the Roman University, and Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church on May 25, 1914, an Office which he held until his death. Participating in the Conclave of 1914, he crowned Pope Benedict XV on September 6, 1914.
The Cardinal died in Rome on November 5, 1916, aged 71, and lies buried in the Sepulchre of the Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda Fide inside the Campo Verano Cemetery of Rome.
Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano
Provincia di Roma
Plot: Sacello della Sacra Congregazione della Propaganda Fide.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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