Sunday, January 29, 2012

Francesco Cardinal Marchetti Selvaggiani (1871-1951)

A photo from his time as Apostolic Nuncio to Austria (1920-1922)


Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, HED said...

This is actually Genraro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte and neither he not Marchetti were nuncios to Austria. Marchetti was in Switzerland from 1920.

Hugh McLoughlin said...

Whilst Dr McVey is correct about the photograph being of Cardinal Pinatelli di Belmonte, he is wrong in what he says about Francesco Cardinal Marchetti Selvaggiani (1871-1951). Marchetti Selvaggiani was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Austria on December 4, 1920, and served there until he was appointed Secretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith on December 15, 1922.

Patricia Carter said...

He lived and exceptionally long life for those times.
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Jenna Catlin said...

The dressing sense if pretty odd. Why so much cloth.
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