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He entered the Society of Jesus in 1763, and on its suppression was received into the Diocese of Bergamo, where he was shortly made a canon, and appointed archpriest and examiner of candidates for the priesthood. The zeal with which he opposed the progress of Jansenism in Italy gained him a reputation, and Pope Pius VI called him to Rome, where he became an Apostolic missionary.
Among his important writings are:
- "Vera idea del Giansenismo" (1781)
- "Storia compendiosa della scisma della nuova chiesa d'Utrecht" (Ferrara, 1785)
- "Storia delle revoluzioni della Chiesa d'Utrecht" (Venice, 1787)
- "Compendio storico-cronologico...sopra il Baianismo, Giansenismo e Quesnellismo" (Foligno, 1792),
all against Jansenism;
- "Il falso discepolo di S. Agostino e di S. Tommaso" (Venice, 1779), a defence of Molinism.
He translated from the English Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel's "Fifty Reasons for preferring the Roman Catholic Religion" (Bassano, 1789); and from the French, "Les projets des incredules pour la ruine de la religion, dévoilés dans les oeuvres de Frédéric, roi de Prusse" (Assisi, 1791).
- Hugo von Hurter, Nomenclator, III, 540
- Vita del P.L. Mozzi (Novara, 1823).