Vincenzo Lapuma studied Catholic theology and philosophy in Palermo and Rome . He received on 13 September 1896, the sacrament of holy orders and was then a lecturer in Rome. He also worked for the Congregation of Bishops . In 1907 he was awarded the title of papal secret chamberlain .
In 1916 Pope Benedict XV appointed him . as Undersecretary of the Congregation for Religious , in 1917 he awarded him the title of Pontifical House Prelate . Pope Pius XI appointed Vincenzo Lapuma in 1925 as secretary of the Congregation for Religious and in 1935 accepted him as a cardinal deacon with the titled deaconry Santi Cosma e Damiano in the cardinals college. In the same year he appointed him prefect of the religious congregation . Vincenzo Lapuma took part in the 1939 conclave .
He died on November 4, 1943 in Rome, where he was buried in the Campo Verano cemetery.
- Entry on Vincenzo Lapuma on catholic-hierarchy.org ; accessed on May 1, 2017.
- La Puma, Vincenzo. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website), accessed May 1, 2017.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lapuma, Cardinal Vincenzo (full name); La Puma, Vincenzo|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian Cardinal Curia of the Roman Catholic Church|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 22, 1874|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Palermo|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 4, 1943|
|Place of death||Rome|