Pietro Respighi

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His Eminence

Pietro Cardinal Respighi
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Cardinal Respighi
Other posts Bishop of Guastalla (1891-1896)
Archbishop of Ferrara (1896-1900)
Ordination 31 March 1866
Consecration 20 December 1891
Created Cardinal 18 June 1899
Rank Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati
Personal details
Born (1843-09-22)22 September 1843
Bologna, Italy
Died 22 March 1913(1913-03-22) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy
Styles of
Pietro Respighi
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Ferrara

Pietro Respighi S.T.D. JUD (22 September 1843 – 22 March 1913) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archpriest of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

He was born in Bologna and received the sacrament of confirmation in November 1850. He was educated in the Seminary of Bologna and the Pio Roman Seminary in Rome, earning doctorates in theology, civil and canon law in 1870. Ordained to the priesthood on the last day of March 1866 in Rome, he afterwards worked in the Archdiocese of Bologna as professor of its seminary from 1872 to June 1874. He was appointed as Archpriest of Ss. Gervasio e Protasio parish until 1891.

Episcopate and Cardinalate[edit]

Pope Leo XIII appointed him Bishop of Guastalla on 14 December 1891. He was appointed to the see of Ferrara in 1896. As Archbishop of Ferrara he was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati in the consistory of 19 June 1899. He resigned pastoral government of the archdiocese of Ferrara on 19 April 1900. On the death of Pope Leo XIII he participated in the conclave of 1903 that elected Pope Pius X. He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from 1906 until 1907, and in 1910 he was appointed Archpriest of the Patriarchal Lateran basilica, a position he held until his death three years later.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Domenico Jacobini
Vicar General of Rome
9 April 1900 - 22 March 1913
Succeeded by
Basilio Pompilj
Preceded by
Francesco Satolli
Archpriest of the Basilica of St. John Lateran
10 January 1910 - 22 March 1913
Succeeded by
Domenico Ferrata