Giovanni Urbani

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Cardinal Urbani (left) with Bishop Girolamo Bartolomeo Bortignon of Padua , 1964

Giovanni Cardinal Urbani (born March 26, 1900 in Venice , Italy ; † September 17, 1969 there ) was Archbishop and Patriarch of Venice .


Giovanni Urbani studied Catholic theology and philosophy at the University of Venice . He received on 24 September 1922, the sacrament of holy orders and was until 1945 pastor in Venice. He also taught at the Patriarchal Seminary . In 1936 Pope Pius XII awarded him . the title of His Holiness' secret chamberlain . In 1946 Giovanni Urbani took over the role of Secretary and National Council of Italian Catholic Action .

In 1946 he was appointed titular bishop of Axomis and auxiliary bishop in Venice. Adeodato Giovanni Cardinal Piazza donated him episcopal consecration on December 8, 1946, co- consecrators were Giovanni Jeremich , auxiliary bishop in Venice, and Carlo Zinato , bishop of Vicenza . On November 27, 1948, he became titular archbishop of Sardis . In 1955 Giovanni Urbani became Bishop of Verona with the personal title of Archbishop , in November 1958 Archbishop and Patriarch of Venice. In December of the same year Pope John XXIII took him . as a cardinal priest with the titular church Santa Prisca in the college of cardinals . In 1962 the titular church of San Marco was given to him. Urbani took part in the Second Vatican Council and was a member of the Council's coordination commission.

Giovanni Urbani died on September 17, 1969 in Venice and was buried in St. Mark's Basilica.


Web links

Commons : Giovanni Urbani  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Walter: Urbani . In: Michael Quisinsky / Peter Walter (eds.): Lexicon of persons for the Second Vatican Council . Herder, Freiburg 2012, p. 276 .
predecessor Office successor
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Giuseppe Carraro (it)
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