Sunday, January 18, 2009

Prelates from Italy

Hello there!

I kind of have to start cleaning my hard-drive a bit, so I am going to post a whole bunch of bishops and cardinals from Italy without any specific order. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Archbishop Andrea Gollmayr of Gorizia

Giovanni Cardinal Cagliero

Amleto Cardinal Cicognani

Gaetano Cardinal Cicognani, Amleto's older brother

Clemente Cardinal Micara in a dramatic moment

Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro, archbishop of Bologna

Ermenengildo Cardinale Florit, archbishop of Florence

Ernesto Cardinal Ruffini, archbishop of Palermo

Adeodato Giovanni Cardinale Piazza, patriarch of Venice and afterwards secretary of the sacred consistorial congregation (now congregation for bishops)

Blessed Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster in a beautiful cappa-photo...

... and in proper O.S.B.-gear

Giuseppe Cardinal Siri

And again Cardinal Siri with Angelo Giuseppe Cardinal Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII (can you hear the Sedisvacantists screaming: "Who da Pope? WHO DA POPE?")

This could be archbishop Carlo de Ferrari of Trento, but I am not sure. He's in here to justify the "happy prelates"-tag...

... as is Egidio Negrin, bishop of Treviso

I don't know anything about this last photo, except that it's pretty swell.


Ttony said...

The possible Archbishop of Trent: how nice to see he had a right-hand drive car!

Fantastic set of photos, as always.

leo said...

"how nice to see he had a right-hand drive car!" LOL!

Robin Ward said...

Why do we see Cardinal Schuster in most photos in secular cardinal wear and not his OSB outfit? Religious cardinals were meant to wear the red costume when acting as Papal legates (hence the fine pictures of that South American Franciscan cardinal at the Eucharistic congress which you posted). But I can't explain it for the Archbishopric of Milan.

Andrej Vončina said...

The Archbishop Gollmayr (I'm glad to see his photo here, by the way) was certainly not from Italy, even though Gorizia (Gorica, Görz) is now there (from 1918). He was born near Radovljica in Slovenia (then it was in Kranjska (Krain, Carniola) as Andrej. He was therefore Slovene, but he was then from Austria (later Austria-Hungary), now his birth-place is in Slovenia.

There've been several Slovenes at the 'cathedra' of Gorizia from 1815-1935, such as Walland (Balant), Luschin (Lušin), Gollmayr, Zorn, Missia, Jordan and Sedej.