Gianbernardino Scotti

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Gianbernardino Scotti ( Magliano Sabina , 1478 - Rome , 11 December 1568 ), an Italian Catholic cardinal and archbishop, is of an ancient noble family that had been in Sabina for more than 400 years. His first name is also listed as Giovanni Bernardino; and as Bernardino only.

 In 1525 he was among the first to join the newly founded order of the regular Theatine clerics . Pope Paul IV raised him to the rank of cardinal presbyter of the title of San Matteo in Merulana in the consistory of December 20, 1555 . On the same day he also elected him archbishop of Trani and, on 9 August 1559 , he transferred him to the bishopric of Piacenza .

Unable to participate in the conclave of 1565-1566 , which elected Pope Pius V , by the new pope he was appointed a member of the Sacred Inquisition and was in charge in particular of the affairs of the Greeks and of the oriental churches.

He died on 11 December 1568 and was buried in the basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura (outside the walls) .


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  • David M. Cheney, Gianbernardino Scotti , in Catholic Hierarchy


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