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Italian cardinal; academic; archbishop of Bologna. During his tenure as Archbishop of Bologna, Poma founded the second House of Charity, the Mensa della fraternità or Poor People’s Refectory, the Diocesan Charitas and the Mission of the Bolognese Church in Tanzania.


ANS – Autograph Note Signed – one side of personal calling card.  Untranslated Italian; early 1942 example.


Poma was created a cardinal in 1969.  Served as President of the Italian Episcopal Conference. Papal envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress, Udine, Italy.

POMA, Cardinal Antonio (1910-85)

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