Camillo Caccia Dominioni
|Appointed||16 December 1935|
|Term ended||12 November 1946|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Domnica|
|Ordination||23 September 1899
by Andrea Carlo Ferrari
|Created Cardinal||16 December 1935
by Pope Pius XI
|Birth name||Camillo Caccia-Dominioni|
7 February 1877|
Milan, Lombardy, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||12 November 1946
|Buried||Basilica of Ss. Ambrogio e Carlo|
|Previous post||Prefect of the Pontifical Household (1921-1935)|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Camillo Caccia-Dominioni (7 February 1877 – 12 November 1946) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Pontifical Household from 1921 to 1935, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1935.
Born in Milan, Camillo Caccia-Dominioni studied at the seminary in that same city before attending the Pontifical Gregorian University (from where he obtained his doctorate in canon law) and the Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles (from where he graduated in 1898) in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Andrea Ferrari on 23 September 1899. Caccia-Dominioni did pastoral work in Rome until 1921, and finished his studies in 1902. In 1903, he was appointed Coadjutor-Canon of St. Peter's Basilica.
Named Protonotary Apostolic on 27 June 1921, Caccia-Dominioni was raised to the rank of Monsignor on 24 September 1914. He was appointed Prefect of the Pontifical Household, the papal majordomo, by Pope Benedict XV on 16 June 1921. Upon the death of Pope Benedict on 22 January 1922, Caccia-Dominioni and all other major Vatican officials, in accord with custom, automatically lost their positions during the sede vacante. He was later confirmed as Prefect of the Pontifical Household by Pope Pius XI on the following 7 February and succeeded to the post of Canon of St. Peter's Basilica on 14 February 1924. Caccia-Dominioni was considered to be a protege of Pius XI, at whose final hours the former was present in his bedchamber.
Caccia-Dominioni was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Domnica by Pope Pius XI in the consistory of 16 December 1935. He was one of the cardinal electors in the 1939 papal conclave, which selected Pope Pius XII. In virtue of his position of Protodeacon (the senior Cardinal Deacon), Caccia-Dominioni announced Pius XII's election and later crowned him on 12 March 1939.
- It was falsely speculated that Caccia-Dominioni had been elevated to a cardinal in pectore by Pius XI in the consistory of 13 March 1933.
- Holy See. Ex-alunni 1850-1899, Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica
- TIME Magazine. Milestones November 25, 1946
- TIME Magazine. Death of a Pope February 20, 1939
- TIME Magazine. 1900th Passion April 3, 1933
|Catholic Church titles|
Giovanni Tacci Porcelli
|Prefect of the Pontifical Household
16 June 1921 – 16 December 1935
16 December 1935 – 12 November 1946