Marcello Mimmi

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Marcello Mimmi
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See Sabina e Poggio Mirteto (suburbicarian)

Marcello Mimmi (July 18, 1882 – March 6, 1961) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Naples from 1952 to 1957, and Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation from 1957 until his death. Mimmi was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII.

Life and church[edit]

Born in San Pietro in Casale, Marcello Mimmi studied at the seminary in Bologna before being ordained to the priesthood on December 23, 1905. He then did pastoral work and taught at the Bologna seminary until 1930. He was elevated to a Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on November 19, 1919, and later named rector of the Regional Seminary of Romagna.

On June 30, 1930, Mimmi was appointed Bishop of Crema by Pope Pius XI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following July 25 from Cardinal Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano, with Bishops Ettore Lodi and Giovanni Franzini serving as co-consecrators. Mimmi was later named Archbishop of Bari on July 31, 1933, and Archbishop of Naples on August 30, 1952.

Pope Pius XII created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Callisto in the consistory of January 12, 1953. Mimmi served as papal legate to several ecclesiastical gatherings from 1955 to 1960. On December 15, 1957, the Cardinal was made Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation in the Roman Curia. Mimmi later chose to be advanced to the rank of Cardinal Bishop, receiving the suburbicarian see of Sabina e Poggio Mirteto on June 9, 1958. He was also one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 1958 papal conclave that selected Pope John XXIII.

Mimmi died in Rome, at age 78. He is buried in the Cathedral of Magliano Sabina.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giacomo Montanelli
Bishop of Crema
1930–1933
Succeeded by
Francesco Franco
Preceded by
Augusto Curi
Archbishop of Bari
1933–1952
Succeeded by
Enrico Nicodemo
Preceded by
Alessio Ascalesi, CPPS
Archbishop of Naples
1952–1957
Succeeded by
Alfonso Castaldo
Preceded by
Adeodato Giovanni Piazza, OCD
Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
1957–1961
Succeeded by
Carlo Confalonieri