Carlo Chiarlo

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Carlo Chiarlo (4 November 1881 – 21 January 1964) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as nuncio to several countries, mostly Latin American, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1958.

Biography[edit]

Born in Pontremoli, Chiarlo studied at the seminary in Lucca and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome before being ordained to the priesthood on 28 May 1904. He then taught at the seminary and did pastoral work in Lucca until 1917. Chiarlo was secretary and later chargé d'affaires of the nunciature to Peru from 1917 to 1922, when he was named Auditor of the Polish nunciature. He was raised to the rank of Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on 26 May 1918.

On 12 October 1928, Chiarlo was appointed Titular Archbishop of Amida by Pope Pius XI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 12 November from Cardinal Pietro Gasparri, with Archbishop Giovanni Volpi and Bishop Theodor Kubina serving as co-consecrators, in the chapel of the Collegio Pio-Latinoamericano in Rome. He was named Nuncio to Bolivia the next day, on 12 November. Chiarlo was later made Nuncio to Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Panama (7 January 1932), and to simply Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama (19 December 1933). Returning to Rome, he was charged with the special mission of assisting prisoners of World War II on 3 December 1941. Chiarlo, after becoming head of the pontifical mission to Germany in 1945, was appointed Nuncio to Brazil, where he would be a beloved figure,[1] on 19 March 1946. From 1954 to 1958, Chiarlo was made a nuncio at the disposition of the Secretariat of State in the Roman Curia.

Pope John XXIII created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Portico in the consistory of 15 December 1958. Cardinal Chiarlo lived long enough to attend only the first two sessions of the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1963, and serve as a cardinal elector in the 1963 papal conclave that selected Pope Paul VI.

He died in Lucca, at age 82, and is there buried in an urban cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TIME Magazine. The New Cardinals 22 December 1958

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tito Trocchi
Nuncio to Bolivia
1928–1932
Succeeded by
Luigi Centoz
Preceded by
Giuseppe Fietta
Nuncio to Costa Rica
1932–1941
Succeeded by
Luigi Centoz
Preceded by
Mario Mocenni
Nuncio to Nicaragua
1932–1941
Succeeded by
Luigi Centoz
Preceded by
none
Nuncio to Panama
1933–1941
Succeeded by
Luigi Centoz
Preceded by
Benedetto Aloisi Masella
Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil
1946–1954
Succeeded by
Armando Lombardi