Bonaventure Cardinal Cerretti (born June 17, 1872 in Comune de Bardono , Province of Terni , Italy , † May 8, 1933 in Rome ) was a Vatican diplomat and later Curial Cardinal of the Roman Church .
Bonaventura Cerretti received the sacrament of ordination on March 31, 1895 after philosophical and theological studies in Spoleto and Rome . From 1895 to 1899 he worked as a parish chaplain in the diocese of Rome . In 1899 he joined the diplomatic service of the Vatican and was initially employed in the Vatican State Secretariat . From 1904 to 1906 his first assignment abroad took him to Mexico , where he worked as secretary of the Apostolic Delegation. In the years 1906 to 1914 he performed various tasks with the Apostolic Delegation in the USA .
In 1914 Bonaventura Cerretti received the episcopal ordination from Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val y Zulueta and was appointed titular archbishop of Philippopolis in Thracia and apostolic envoy for Australia and New Zealand . In 1917 he became secretary of the Curia for extraordinary ecclesiastical affairs. In 1919 he took part in the peace conference in Paris as the papal special envoy , and in 1921 he became apostolic nuncio in France .
Pope Pius XI accepted him in the consistory of December 14, 1925 as a cardinal priest with the titular church of Santa Cecilia in the college of cardinals . Bonaventura Cerretti represented the Pope as papal legate at the 29th International Eucharistic Congress in Sydney . In 1930 he was appointed archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore . In 1931 the Pope appointed him Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature and on March 13, 1933 Cardinal Bishop of Velletri .
Bonaventura Cerretti died in Rome on May 8, 1933 and was buried in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere .
- Elvira Cerretti: Il Cardinale Bonaventura Cerretti. Rome 1939.
- Vittorio De Marco: Un diplomatico vaticano all'Eliseo. Il cardinale Bonaventura Cerretti (1872-1933). Rome 1984.
- Martin Bräuer: Handbook of the Cardinals. 1846-2012. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / Boston 2014, ISBN 978-3-11037077-5 , pp. 261-262.
- Cerretti, Bonaventure. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website), accessed August 23, 2016.
- Entry on Bonaventura Cerretti on catholic-hierarchy.org ; accessed on August 23, 2016.
|Basilio Cardinal Pompili||
Cardinal Bishop of Velletri
|Enrico Cardinal Gasparri|
|Francesco Cardinal Ragonesi||
Prefect of the Apostolic Signature
|Enrico Cardinal Gasparri|
|Vincenzo Cardinal Vannutelli||
Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
|Angelo Cardinal Dolci|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cerretti, Cardinal Bonaventure (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 17, 1872|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Comune de Bardono , Terni Province, Italy|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 8, 1933|
|Place of death||Rome|