Girolamo Bernerio

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Girolamo Bernerio
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
Bishop Emeritus of Ascoli Piceno
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Ascoli Piceno
In office 1586-1605
Predecessor Giulio Roma
Successor Federico Sforza
Consecration 7 September 1586
by Giulio Antonio Santorio
Created Cardinal 14 January 1587
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Born 1540
Corregio, Italy
Died 5 August 1611 (age 71)
Nationality Italian

Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. (1540 – 5 August 1611) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.[1]


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).

On 7 September 1586, Bernario was consecrated to the episcopacy by Giulio Antonio Santorio with Giulio Masetti (bishop), Bishop of Reggio Emilia, and Ottaviano Paravicini, Bishop of Alessandria, serving as co-consecrators.[2] Through his own consecration of Galeazzo Sanvitale, Cardinal Bernerio is in the episcopal lineage of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and most modern bishops.

Episcopal Succession[edit]

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

He also served as the principal co-consecrator of:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cardinal Girolamo Bernerio" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved April 30, 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 30, 2016