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Italian cardinal; long time service in the Roman Curia. Referendary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.  Vatican II expert. Couonselor - Sac. Congr. for the Propagation of the Faith. Secretary, Sac. Congr of the Consistorial.  Secretary of the Sacred College of Cardinals. Secretary of the papal conclave from whence came John Paul I. Created a cardinal in 1979.


ANS - Autograph Note Signed, two sides of correspondence card, 1941, with original mailing envelope.  Untranslated Italian.  Addressed to the grandson or nephew of the great Cardinal Pietro Maffi of Pavia. This young relative likely followed in the footsteps of the cardinal, being an academic ISig. Gug. Dottore Pietro Maffi). 

CIVARDI, Cardinal Ernesto (1906-89)

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