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Monday, May 25, 2015

The completion of an old episcopal ordination

I am pleased to announce that the details of the episcopal ordination of Flavio Cardinal Chigi have finally been completed with the addition of the place where it took place and the names of the two principal co-ordaining bishops.  

Cardinal Chigi figures in the papal episcopal lineages primarily because he conferred episcopal ordination on Lorenzo Cardinal Corsini, the future Pope Clement XII.  Today I came across the missing details while reading issues of the Gazzetta di Bologna.  The complete account of his episcopal ordination was published in the issue of 10 April 1686, in the third paragraph of the first page. 

The episcopal lineage of Pope Clement XII can be found in the lineage menu on the right side of this page.