|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1843|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1913|
Former Vicar General of the Diocese of Rome and Archpriest of the Basilica of San Giovanni Laterano, Cardinal Pietro Respighi was born in Bologna, Italy, on September 22, 1843, and studied at the Seminary of Bologna and later at the Pio Roman Seminary, earning Doctorates in Theology and in Utroque Iuris in both Civil and Canon Law.
Ordained to the Priesthood in Rome on March 31, 1866, he worked in the Archdiocese of Bologna as Professor in its Seminary between November 1872, and June 1874, and Archpriest of Ss. Gervasio e Protasio Parish in Pieve di Budrio.
Elected Bishop of the Diocese of Guastalla, he received his Episcopal Consecration on December 20, 1891, from Cardinal Lucido Maria Parocchi. At 53, he was promoted to the Archiepiscopal See of Ferrara on November 30, 1896.
Pope Leo XIII created him a Cardinal Priest in the Consistory of June 19, 1899, with the Title of Ss. Quattri Coronati, and named him as Vicar General for Rome, President of the Sacred Congregation of the Apostolic Visitation and Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Residence of Bishops. Resigning the Pastoral Government of the Archbishopric of Ferrara on April 19, 1900, he participated in the Conclave of 1903, which elected Pope Pius X as Vicar of Christ, and served Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from February 21, 1906, until April 15, 1907. On January 10, 1910, he was assigned as Archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica.
The Cardinal died in Rome on March 22, 1913, aged 69. Originally buried inside the Campo Verano Cemetery, in 1933 he was transferred to the Basilica of the Ss. Quattro Coronati, his title.
Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati
Provincia di Roma
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Cardinal Respighi, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: Jul. 22, 2011