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BLESSED POPE INNOCENT XI
Benedetto Odescalchi, Cardinal and Bishop of Novara, the future Blessed Pope Innocent XI. Consecrated 29
January 1651 at Ferrara, in the Cathedral, by Francesco Maria Cardinal Macchiavelli, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople and
Archbishop of Ferrara, assisted by Maffeo Vitale, Bishop of Mantova, and Giulio Borea, Bishop of Comacchio.
Francesco Maria Macchiavelli, Archbishop of Ferrara. Elected Archbishop of Ferrara 11 October 1639. To date, the
details of his consecration have not been discovered.