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Rev Giovanni Timoleone Raimondi

Rev Giovanni Timoleone Raimondi

Birth
Death 27 Sep 1894 (aged 67)
Burial Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Plot Cathedral Crypt.
Memorial ID 71556851 · View Source
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The First Apostolic Vicar of Hong Kong, and Bishop of the Titular See of Achantus, Monsignor Giovanni Timoleone Raimondi PIME., was born in Milan, Italy, and was ordained to the Priesthood through the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions on May 25, 1850.

Moving to Hong Kong in 1858, on December 27, 1868, Raimondi was named its Prefect, following the death of Father Luigi Ambrosi.

Appointed as the First Apostolic Vicar of Hong Kong on October 4, 1874, he received his Episcopal Consecration with the Titular See of Achantus on the following November 22.

Bishop Raimondi passed away in Hong Kong on September 27, 1894, aged 67, where following exhumation, his remains were placed at the back wall of the cemetery chapel in plot O-42G - 1729. In 2009, his remains, along with those of the other Hong Kong Ordinaries buried at St. Michael's, were transferred to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and re-interred in a specially constructed crypt on the initiative of Cardinal Joseph Zen.


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 18 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71556851
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Giovanni Timoleone Raimondi (5 May 1827–27 Sep 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71556851, citing Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .