H. E. Peter Card. Fumasoni Biondi (1916-1919)

H. E. Peter Card. FUMASONI BIONDI

H. E. Peter Card. FUMASONI BIONDI

He was born on 4th September 1872 in Rome (Italy). On 17th April 1897 he was ordained priest. On 14th November 1916 he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Doclea and Apostolic Delegate to India. He was ordained Bishop on 10th December 1916. On 6 December 1919 he was appointed Apostolic Delegate to Japan. On 16th June 1921 he was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith. On 14th December 1922 he was appointed Apostolic Delegate to the United States of America. On 13 March 1933 he was elevated to Cardinal, and on 16th March of the same year he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. He died on 12th July 1960.

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