Giovanni Paparoni

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Giovanni Paparoni[1] (died ca. 1153/1154) was an Italian Cardinal and prominent papal legate in dealings with Ireland and Scotland.

He was created Cardinal by Pope Celestine II in 1143.[2] He presided at the Synod of Kells in 1152, which decided the system of four archbishops (Armagh, Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam) for Ireland.[3] He argued for a reduction in the number of bishops.[4]


  1. ^ John Paparo, Paparone.
  2. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church: Consistories for the creation of cardinals, 12th Century (1099-1198)
  3. ^ The Dioceses of Ireland
  4. ^ Warren - Church and state in Angevin Ireland