Bartolomé Rull

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His Excellency
Bartolomé Rull
Bishop of Malta
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Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Malta
Appointed 22 October 1757
In office 1758-1769
Predecessor Paul Alpheran de Bussan
Successor Giovanni Carmine Pellerano
Ordination 6 March 1718
Consecration 7 May 1758
by Domenico Zicari
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1691-07-31)July 31, 1691
Pollença, Majorca, Spain
Died February 19, 1769(1769-02-19) (aged 77)
Nationality Spanish

Bartolomé Rull (31 July 1691 - 19 February 1769) was an 18th century Spanish prelate who served as Bishop of Malta.

Rull was born on July 31, 1691 in Pollença on the island of Majorca in Spain.


On March 6, 1718, at the age of 26, Rull was ordained priest of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In October 1757 Rull was selected as the Bishop of Malta and confirmed on December 19 of the same year. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on May 7, 1758 by Domenico Zicari, the Archbishop of Reggio Calabria and co-consecrated by Bishop Francesco Franco of Nicotera and Bishop Stefano Moràbito of Bova.[1] He was then formally installed in St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina on June 27, 1758. As bishop of Malta, Rull founded many churches and consecrated a great number of them. On April 28, 1762, Rull gave permission for the building of a new church in Tarxien dedicated to his patron St Bartholomew and Our Lady of Good Counsel.[2]


Bishop Rull died on February 19, 1769 at the age of 77 after 10 years as bishop of Malta.


  1. ^ "Bishop Bartolomé Rull, O.S.Io.Hieros.", Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Il-Knisja ta' San Bartilmew u tal-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill." Archived April 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 10 April 2014.