Sutter, son of Swiss parents, was born in Ferrara, where he attended the seminary of the Capuchins and entered the monastery of San Maurelio. He was ordained a priest in 1818, and from 1843 he was provincial superior of the Capuchins. In 1844 he was sent as the first Vicar Apostolic to the newly established Apostolic Vicariate of Tunis in 1841 , for which he was ordained titular bishop of Rosalia in 1844 . In 1881 he resigned from office and was named titular archbishop of Ancyra . He returned to his home monastery in Ferrara, where he died.
- Entry on Fidéle Sutter on catholic-hierarchy.org .
- Histoire et origines des Sutter de France et d'ailleurs
- Memorial plaque in Ferrara
- Christian Schweizer: Suter, Fidelis. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Sutter, Francesco Gaspare Giuseppe (maiden name); Suter, Fidelis; Sutter, Fidelis; Suter, Fedelis; Sutter, Fedelis; Suter, Franz Kaspar|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian Capuchin and first Vicar Apostolic of Tunis|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 16, 1796|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ferrara|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 30, 1883|
|Place of death||Ferrara|