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Thye blazon of the arms given would be 'Azure a fess between in chief a lion standing guardant cowed and in base three pallets all Argent. The horizontal line behind the lion and pallets in heraldry indicates blue/azure. The other charges are left plain and this represents silver/argent.
(74) 2. FERRIERI, Innocenzo
Birth. September 14 (1), 1810, Fano. Received the sacrament of confirmation, February 10, 1828.
Education. Studied at the University of Macerata, where he received a doctorate ad honorem of philosophy, on July 20, 1829; and at the Archgymnasium of Rome, where he earned a doctorate in theology in August 1833; and a doctorate in utroque iure, both canon and civil canon law, in June 1837.
Priesthood. Ordained, September 20, 1834, Rome. Auditor of the nunciature in Naples. Chaplain comune supernumerario, 1838-1847; with title of monsignor, 1844. Chargé d'Affaires of the Holy See in Holland and vice-superior of the mission in that country, 1841-1848. Entered the secretariat of the S.C. of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, April 1, 1842. Privy chamberlain of Pope Gregory XVI.
Episcopate. Elected titular archbishop of Side, October 4, 1847. Consecrated, October 10, 1847, Rome, by Pope Pius IX, assisted by Giovanni Giuseppe Canali, titular Latin patriarch of Constantinople, and by Giovannia Niccolò Tanari, titular Latin patriarch of Antiochia. Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, November 23, 1847. Visitor to all the dioceses, missions and vicariates under the Ottoman jurisdiction and to the islands of the Mediterranean Sea, December 13, 1847 to August 1848. Nuncio in Belgium, November 15, 1848 to September 1850. Nuncio in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, September 30, 1850 to 1856; remained in Naples until 1858. Nuncio in Portugal, July 15 (2), 1856; arrived in Portugal on October 3, 1858 and presented his credentials on December 6, 1858.
Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of March 13, 1868; received the red hat and the title of S. Cecilia, September 24, 1868. Participated in the First Vatican Council, 1869-1870. Prefect of the S.C. of Indulgences and Relics, March 31, 1875. Pro-prefect of the S.C. of Bishops and Regulars, July 6, 1876. Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals, March 12, 1877 to February 28, 1879. Participated in the conclave of 1878, which elected Pope Leo XIII. Prefect of the S.C. of Bishops and Regulars and of the S.C. of the Discipline of Regulars, 1878-1887.
Death. January 13, 1887, at 9:05 p.m., in Rome. Exposed in the basilica of Ss. XII Apostoli, where the funeral mass took place on January 16, 1887, celebrated by Antonio Maria Grasselli, titular archbishop of Colosso, secretary of the S.C. of the Episcopal Visitation; sixteen cardinals, the ambassador of Portugal , the minister of Belgium and the grand master of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem attended; the final absolution was given by Cardinal Carlo Sacconi, bishop of Ostia e Velletri, dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals. The remains of the cardinal were buried on January 16, 1887 in the afternoon in Campo Verano cemetery, Rome.
|Height||82.00 cm||(32.28 inches)|
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