World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Carlo Laurenzi

Article Id: WHEBN0015285703
Reproduction Date:

Title: Carlo Laurenzi  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Pope Leo XIII, Sacred Congregation of Rites
Collection: 1821 Births, 1895 Deaths, Italian Cardinals, Italian Roman Catholics, People from Perugia, University of Perugia Alumni
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Carlo Laurenzi

Styles of
Carlo Laurenzi
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See none

Carlo Laurenzi (January 12, 1821 – November 2, 1893) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites from 1889 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1884.


Carlo Laurenzi was born in Perugia, and studied at the University of Perugia, from where he obtained his doctorates in theology (December 1, 1843) and in canon and civil law (January 17, 1845).

He was ordained to the priesthood on September 23, 1843, and finished his studies in 1845. Laurenzi was later made a canon of the cathedral chapter of Perugia in June 1846, the pro-vicar general of Perugia in February 1847, and a Privy Chamberlain supernumerary of His Holiness in 1853. He also served as President of the Theological College at his alma mater of the University of Perugia, and became a canon archpriest in 1857.

On June 22, 1877, Laurenzi was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia and Titular Bishop of Amathus in Palaestina by Pope Pius IX, receiving his episcopal consecration from Cardinal Gioacchino Pecci, the future Pope Leo XIII. He was later named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne on March 13, 1878, Auditor Sanctissimi on May 15, 1879, and Assessor of the Sacred Congregation of the Supreme Roman and Universal Inquisition on March 30, 1882.

Pope Leo secretly (in pectore) elevated him to the College of Cardinals in the consistory of December 13, 1880, eventually publishing him as Cardinal- Priest of Santa Anastasia on November 10, 1884. Laurenzi was appointed Secretary of Memorials of His Holiness on April 25, 1885, and served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from February 11 to December 30, 1889. On March 14 of that same year, he was made Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites.

The Cardinal died in Rome, at age 74. He lay in state in his cardinalatial church before being buried at the chapel of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda Fide in the Campo Verano cemetery.

External links

  • Catholic-Hierarchy
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano
Cardinal Priest of Santa Anastasia
Succeeded by
Andrea Carlo Ferrari
Preceded by
Angelo Bianchi
Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
Succeeded by
Camillo Mazzella, SJ
Preceded by
Lucido Parocchi
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Succeeded by
Paul Melchers
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.