Biffi, Cardinal. Giacomo b. June 13, 1928 d. July 11, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a bookbinder, Giacomo Biffi was born in Milan and entered seminary there. Obtaining a licentiate and a doctorate in theology, he was ordained priest by Blessed Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster in his native city on December 23, 1950. Appointed to the teaching staff of the seminary of Milan, in 1960 he was named pastor of the populous parish of Ss. Martiri Anauniani of Legnano, a position he held until 1969 when he was transferred to the parish of Sant'...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di San Pietro, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Gusmini, Cardinal. Giorgio b. December 9, 1855 d. August 24, 1921 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Gazzaniga born Giorgio Gusmini entered seminary in Bergamo at an early age, later furthering his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare, earning a doctorate in theology. Ordained priest in 1878, he lectured letters and philosophy at the said Seminary of Bergamo. Transferred to the Collegio Vescovile S. Alessandro in 1890 where he kept teaching the same subjects along with history, he went on to co-found the SocietÓ Cattolica Universitaria, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di San Pietro, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Lercaro, Cardinal. Giacomo b. October 28, 1891 d. October 18, 1976 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Quinto al Mare born Giacomo Lercaro was the eighth of nine children in a family of seamen, three of whom, including himself, would become priests. Entering seminary in Genoa in 1902, he was ordained on July 25, 1914 by Bishop Ildefonso Vincenzo Pisani CRL. The following November, he was sent to Rome in order to purse his studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Serving as a military chaplain at the hospitals of Galliera, Forte San Martino, Torri di Quartesolo and...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di San Pietro, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Poma, Cardinal. Antonio b. June 12, 1910 d. September 24, 1985 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Villanterio, Antonio Poma entered seminary in Pavia, being successively sent to Rome to further his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a doctorate in theology. Ordained priest there on April 15, 1933, he was soon named secretary to the bishop of Pavia and appointed to the teaching staff of the local seminary of which he eventually became rector. Elected auxiliary for the diocese of Mantua by Pope Pius XII, he received his episcopal...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di San Pietro, Bologna, Provincia di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Cappella di San Carlo Borromeo.