Pietro La Fontaine, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pietro La Fontaine

Patriarch of Venice and cardinal.

Date of Birth: 29-Nov-1860

Place of Birth: Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 09-Jul-1935

Profession: Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Pietro La Fontaine

  • The Servant of God Pietro La Fontaine (29 November 1860 – 9 July 1935) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal who served as the Patriarch of Venice from 1915 until his death.
  • He was also a member of the Roman Curia and held several other positions prior to his elevation to the cardinalate and patriarchate.
  • La Fontaine remained a simple pastor at heart and was known for his gentleness and his welcoming nature as both a bishop and patriarch.
  • He was supportive of some aspects of fascism though came to oppose it when he saw it was becoming a totalitarian regime.
  • La Fontaine was viewed as "papabile" in the 1922 papal conclave that elected Pope Pius XI and was a serious contender for the papal see having garnered a great deal of votes until Cardinal Ratti's selection on the fourteenth ballot.His cause of canonization commenced over three decades after his death and he has been titled as a Servant of God.

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