Luigi Sincero

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Luigi Cardinal Sincero (born March 26, 1870 in Trino Vercellese , Italy , † February 7, 1936 in Rome ) was a Cardinal Curia of the Roman Catholic Church .


Luigi Sincero studied in Rome and Turin , the subjects philosophy and Catholic theology and received in 1892 the sacrament of Holy Orders . After further studies he became in the 1894 Subregens of the Pontifical Lombard College in Rome and faculty member of the seminary of Vercelli and Canon at the cathedral there. From 1908 to 1920 he worked as an auditor at the Roman Court of Justice and from 1917 was secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Codex Iuris Canonici . In 1919 he became secretary of the college of cardinals . At the conclave of 1922 he also served as secretary.

In the consistory of May 23, 1923 Pope Pius XI. the red hat and appointed him cardinal deacon with the title deaconry of San Giorgio in Velabro . On December 17, 1928 Sincero rose to cardinal priest pro hac vice while retaining his title diakonia . On January 11, 1929, the pontiff appointed him titular archbishop of Petra in Palestine and two days later he himself donated the episcopal ordination ; Co-consecrators were Carlo Cremonesi , Almsman of His Holiness , and Agostino Zampini , Papal Sacristan .

Cardinal Sincero was (Pro-) Secretary of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches from 1926 to 1936 . As the papal legate, he represented the Pope at numerous important events abroad. On March 13, 1933, he was appointed Cardinal Bishop of Palestrina and on April 6, Cardinal Protector of the Cistercian Order. In 1934 he became President of the Pontifical Commission for the Codification of Oriental Canon Law and the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Codex Iuris Canonici . From 1935 he headed the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of the Ecclesiastical Code of the Oriental Churches.

Luigi Sincero died on February 7, 1936 in Rome and was buried in the cemetery of his hometown.

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  1. Matthäus Quatember : The new cardinal protector of the Cistercian order, in: Cistercienser Chronik 45 (1933), pp. 161-163.
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