Angelo Dolci

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Styles of
Angelo Dolci
Coat of arms of Angelo Maria Dolci.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Palestrina (Suburbicarian diocese)

Angelo Maria Dolci (12 July 1867 – 13 September 1939) was an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal and former Nuncio.

Biography[edit]

Dolci was born in Civitella di Agliano and was ordained on 5 June 1890.

Pope Leo XIII appointed him bishop of Gubbio on April 19, 1900. He was named apostolic delegate in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru on 7 December 1906. He was promoted to titular archbishop of Nazianzo on 9 December 1906. He was recalled to Rome in 1910 and was appointed Archbishop of Amalfi on 27 January 1911. He left Amalfi when he was appointed Apostolic delegate and vicar apostolic of Constantinople on 10 June 1914. He was transferred to the titular archdiocese of Gerapoli on November 13, 1914. In 1922 he was appointed as Nuncio in Belgium, however, he could not take possession of the nunciature and was transferred to the one in Romania.

He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della Vittoria by Pope Pius XI in the consistory of March 13, 1933. He was appointed Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on 22 May 1933. He was elected to the order of cardinal bishops, taking the suburbicarian see of Palestrina 15 June 1936. He participated in the conclave of 1939 that elected Pope Pius XII. He died in September of that year.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bonaventura Cerretti
Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
22 May 1933 – 13 September 1939
Succeeded by
Alessandro Verde
Preceded by
Luigi Sincero
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
15 June 1936 – 13 September 1939
Succeeded by
Carlo Salotti