Bernardino Giraud

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His Eminence
Bernardino Giraud
Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Ferrara
Archdiocese Ferrara
See Ferrara
Appointed 15 March 1773
Term ended 14 February 1777
Predecessor Marcello Crescenzi
Successor Alessandro Mattei
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santissima Trinità al Monte Pincio
Ordination 19 March 1767
Consecration 26 April 1767
by Pope Clement XIII
Created Cardinal 17 June 1771
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1721-07-14)14 July 1721
Died 5 May 1782(1782-05-05) (aged 60)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post
  • Titular Archbishop of Damascus (1767-1773)
  • Apostolic Nuncio to France (1767-1773)

Bernardino Giraud (born 14 July 1721 in Rome, died 5 May 1782) was a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Apostolic Nuncio to France from 1767 to 1773, and as Archbishop of Ferrara from 1773 until his resignation in 1777. He was elevated to Cardinal in pectore on 17 June 1771, and installed as Cardinal-Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio in 1773. He participated in the Papal conclave, 1774–1775.

Episcopal succession[edit]

Giraud was ordained a Bishop by Pope Clement XIII on 26 April 1767, being appointed as titular Archbishop of Damascus.[1][2] Having himself consecrated Alessandro Mattei to the episcopacy, Cardinal Giraud is in the episcopal lineage of Pope Francis.[3]

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Pope Clement XIII
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Alessandro Mattei 23 February 1777


  1. ^ "Damascus (Titular See)" David M. Cheney. retrieved March 24, 2016
  2. ^ "Titular Metropolitan See of Damascus" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 24, 2016
  3. ^ Profile of Pope Francis at Catholic

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