Tommaso Pio Boggiani

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Cardinal Boggiani
Styles of
Tommaso Boggiani
External Ornaments of a Cardinal Bishop.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Porto e Santa Rufina (suburbicarian see)

Tommaso Pio Boggiani O.P. (19 January 1863 – 26 February 1942) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Genoa.

Pio Boggiani was born in Boscomarengo, Alessandria, Italy. He joined the Dominicans on 15 September 1879. He changed his baptismal name from Pio to Tommaso. He was ordained and went to work as a missionary in Constantinople. He was elected Prior of the Dominican convent at Ragusa in 1891. He served as Pastor of the parish of S. Maria di Castello, Genoa in 1900 but was transferred to be a faculty member of the Seminary of Genoa. In 1908 he was appointed Apostolic administrator of Adria.


Pope Pius X appointed him bishop of Adria e Rovigo on 31 October 1908. He was consecrated on 22 November 1908 by Rafael Merry del Val, who was at that time Cardinal Secretary of State. He was transferred to be titular Archbishop of Edessa di Osröene on 9 January 1912 and was named apostolic delegate to Mexico the next day. He was appointed Apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Genoa on 7 March 1914. He served as Secretary of the conclave of 1914 that elected Pope Benedict XV.


Pope Benedict created him Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quirico e Giulitta in the consistory of 4 December 1916. He was appointed Archbishop of Genoa on 10 March 1919. He resigned pastoral government of the archdiocese in 1921. He participated in the conclave of 1922 that elected Pope Pius XI. He was elected to the order of Cardinal Bishops, taking the suburbicarian see of Porto e Santa Rufina on 15 July 1929. He took part in the conclave of 1939 that elected Pope Pius XII. He died in 1942.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edoardo Pulciano
Archbishop of Genoa
10 March 1919–1921
Succeeded by
Pietro Boetto
Preceded by
Andreas Franz Frühwirth
Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church
Succeeded by
Celso Costantini