Carlo Gritti Morlacchi

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Carlo Gritti Morlacchi
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Carlo Gritti Morlacchi[1] (1777-1852) was the Bishop of Bergamo from 1831 to 1852.


Born[2] in Alzano Lombardo at time a territory of Republic of Venice he studied in various seminaries in Lombardy and was ordained priest in 1801. Gritti Morlacchi was then named by bishop Dolfin headmaster of the seminary of Bergamo then canon of the cathedral and later he was named pastor of the parish of Sant'Alessandro in Colonna in Bergamo.After the death of bishop Mola he was names by pope Pius VIII bishop Bergamo.


Consacreted bishop by cardinal Carlo Odescalchi on 6 March 1831 he assumed the duty as bishop. During his episcopacy the whole territory of his diocese was part of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia and he defended many times the freedom of the church against the will of the Austrian authorities. Gritti Morlacchi appointed as teacher of the seminary many priest that were referred close with the ideas of Cornelius Otto Jansen. During the turmoil of 1848 he supported the idea of a unified Italy under Carlo Alberto the king of Sardinia. He dies in 1852.

Preceded by
Pietro Mola
Bishop of Bergamo
1831 -1852
Succeeded by
Pietro Luigi Speranza


  1. ^ [1] From Catholic Hierarchy website
  2. ^ [2] From an Italian website about Bergamo's history