Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano

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Giovanni Battista Cardinal Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano (born August 27, 1872 in Piacenza , Italy , † March 13, 1952 in Bologna ) was an Italian clergyman and Archbishop of Bologna .


Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano received the sacrament of priestly ordination on June 8, 1895 after studying philosophical and theological studies in Rome . He then worked as a pastor in Rome until 1907 . After he received his doctorate in canon law in 1898, Pope Leo XIII awarded him . 1902 the title of Apostolic Protonotary .

On February 10, 1907 Cardinal he donated Vincenzo Vannutelli the episcopal ordination after Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano to January 25 of that year, Bishop of Gubbio was appointed; Co-consecrators were Archbishop Paolo Maria Barone , former Bishop of Casale Monferrato , and Raffaele Virili . In 1916 Pope Benedict XV appointed him . as papal almsman and titular archbishop of Thebae , in 1921 he made him the spiritual director of the Catholic Youth of Italy (until 1926) and the leadership of the Archdiocese of Bologna. Pope Pius XI accepted Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano in the consistory on May 23, 1923 as a cardinal priest with the titular church Santa Maria in Traspontina in the cardinals college . In the following years he represented the Pope as papal legate at several celebrations, including the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Pope Pius VII's death in 1923 and the funeral of the inventor Guglielmo Marconi in July 1937. Cardinal Nasalli took part in the 1939 conclave , the Pius XII. elected to the Pope.

Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano died on March 13, 1952 after a heart attack in Bologna and was buried in the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca there.

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