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Carlo Carafa (bishop of Aversa)

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Carlo Carafa
Bishop of Aversa
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Aversa
In office1616–1644
PredecessorFilippo Spinelli
SuccessorCarlo Carafa della Spina
Consecration21 September 1616
by Giambattista Leni
Personal details
DiedApril 1644 (age 60)
Aversa, Italy
Previous post(s)Apostolic Nuncio to Emperor (1621–1628)

Carlo Carafa (1584–1644) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Aversa (1616–1644) and Apostolic Nuncio to Emperor (1621–1628).[1]


Carlo Carafa was born in Naples, Italy in 1584.[2] On 19 July 1616, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Paul V as Bishop of Aversa.[1][2] On 21 September 1616, he was consecrated bishop by Giambattista Leni, Bishop of Ferrara, with Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop Emeritus of Bari-Canosa, and Antonio Díaz (bishop), Bishop of Caserta, serving as co-consecrators. On 17 April 1621, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, by Pope Gregory XV, where he served until his resignation on 9 Sep 1628. He served as Bishop of Aversa until his death in April 1644.[1][2]

Episcopal succession[edit]

While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of:[2]


  1. ^ a b c Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 106. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d Cheney, David M. "Bishop Carlo Carafa". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Apostolic Nuncio to Emperor
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Aversa
Succeeded by