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Aristide Rinaldini
Catholic cardinal

Aristide Rinaldini

Aristide Rinaldini
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Intro Catholic cardinal
A.K.A. Аристиде Ринальдини
Was Diplomat Priest
From Italy
Field Religion Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 February 1844, Italy, Italy
Death 11 February 1920, Rome, Italy (aged 76 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Aristide Rinaldini
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Aristide Rinaldini (5 February 1844 – 11 February 1920) was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Apostolic Nuncio to Spain from 1899 to 1907. He was made a cardinal in 1907.


Born in Montefalco, Aristide Rinaldini studied at the seminary of the Vatican (1860–1862), Almo Collegio Capranica in Rome (1862–1868), and the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he obtained his doctorate in philosophy and licentiate in theology. He was ordained to the priesthood on 6 June 1868 and then served as secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature to Portugal until 1872.

Within the nunciature to Belgium, Rinaldini served as secretary from 1872 to 1880. He remained in Belgium as a "private agent" after the liberal cabinet of Prime Minister Walthère Frère-Orban broke diplomatic relations with the Holy See and Nuncio Serafino Vannutelli left for Rome. Rinaldini served as chargé d'affaires from 1880 to 1885 and auditor) in 1887.

Following his elevation to a protonotary apostolic ad instar participantium, he was the Internuncio to the Netherlands from 1887 to 1893. He also became Internuncio to Luxembourg in January 1891. He returned to Italy when made Substitute of the Vatican Secretariat of State on 31 May 1893 and remained in that position for three years.

On 14 August 1896 Rinaldini was appointed Nuncio to Belgium and Titular Archbishop of Heraclea in Europa by Pope Leo XIII. He received his episcopal consecration on 30 August from Cardinal Mariano Rampolla, with Bishops Guglielmo Pifferi, OSA and Vincenzo Veneri (Rinaldini's own cousin) serving as co-consecrators. Bauer was later named Nuncio to Spain on 28 December 1899. He acted as the papal legate to the baptism of the Prince of Asturias on 18 May 1907.

Pope Pius X made him Cardinal Priest of San Pancrazio in the consistory of 15 April 1907. Rinaldini was Camerlengo of the College of Cardinals on 2 December 1912 to 25 May 1914 and was one of the cardinals who participated in the 1914 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XV.

He died in Rome, at the age of 76. He is buried in the chapel of the Reverend Fabric of St. Peter's at the Campo Verano cemetery.

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