Girolamo Bernerio

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Girolamo Bernerio
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
Bishop Emeritus of Ascoli Piceno
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Ascoli Piceno
In office1586-1605
PredecessorGiulio Roma
SuccessorFederico Sforza
Consecration7 September 1586
by Giulio Antonio Santorio
Created cardinal14 January 1587
Personal details
Died5 August 1611 (age 71)

Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. (1540 – 5 August 1611) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.


Bernerio was born in Corregio. He served as Bishop of Ascoli Piceno from 1586 until his resignation in 1605. He was elevated to Cardinal on 16 November 1586 and installed as the Cardinal-Priest of S. Tommaso in Parione the following year. He subsequently became the Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria sopra Minerva (1589), the Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina (1602), the Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1603) and the Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina (1607).[1][2]

On 7 September 1586, Bernario was consecrated to the episcopacy by Giulio Antonio Santorio with Giulio Masetti, Bishop of Reggio Emilia, and Ottavio Paravicini, Bishop of Alessandria, serving as co-consecrators.[3] Through his own consecration of Galeazzo Sanvitale, Cardinal Bernerio is in the episcopal lineage of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and most modern bishops.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Miranda, Salvador. "BERNERIO, O.P., Girolamo (1540-1611)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. OCLC 53276621.
  2. ^ "Cardinal Girolamo Bernerio" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved April 30, 2016
  3. ^ a b c "Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 30, 2016