The EPISCOPAL LINEAGE
BLESSED POPE JOHN XXIII
Blessed Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII, Titular Archbishop of Areopolis
and Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria. Consecrated 19 March 1925 in the Church of San Carlo al Corso, Rome, Italy, by Giovanni
Cardinal Tacci, Secretary of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, assisted by Giuseppe Palica, Titular Archbishop of
Philippi and Vicegerent of Rome, and Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani, Titular Archbishop of Seleucia and Secretary of the
Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith.
Giovanni Tacci, Bishop of Cittą della Pieve. Consecrated 5 May 1895 in the Cathedral, Fermo,
Italy, by Amilcare Cardinal Malagola, Archbishop of Fermo, assisted by Luigi Bonetti, Bishop of Montalto, and Roberto
Papiri, Bishop of Macerata e Tolentino.
Amilcare Malagola, Bishop of Ascoli Piceno. Consecrated 9 July 1876 in the Cathedral, Fermo,
Italy, by Filippo Cardinal De Angelis, Archbishop of Fermo, assisted by Francesco Alessandrini, Bishop of Ripatransone,
and Francesco Saverio Grassi Fonseca, Titular Bishop of Aulona and Auxiliary Bishop of Fermo.
Filippo de Angelis, Titular Bishop of Leuce, Apostolic Visitor in Forli, Italy. Consecrated 23 July 1826 in the Church
of SS. Trinitą a Montecitorio (no longer a church, it is the actual Parliament building), by Pier Francesco Cardinal Galleffi,
Bishop of Albano, assisted by Giuseppe della Porta Rodiani, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople and Vicegerent of Rome, and
Giovanni Giacomo Sinibaldi, Titular Archbishop of Damiata.
Pier Francesco Galleffi, Cardinal and Titular Archbishop of Damascus. Consecrated 12 September 1819 at Rome, Church
of Saints Dominic and Sixtus, by Alessandro Cardinal Mattei, Bishop of Ostie e Velletri, assisted by Meraldo Macioti, Titular
Bishop of Elusa, and by Francesco Albertini, Bishop of Terracina, Sezze e Piperno.
Alessandro Mattei, Archbishop of Ferrara. Consecrated 23 February 1777 at Rome, Church of Santa Maria Regina Coeli,
by Bernardino Cardinal Giraud, Archbishop emeritus of Ferrara, assisted by Marcantonio Conti, Titular Archbishop of Damascus,
and by Giuseppe Maria Carafa, Bishop of Mileto.
Bernardino Giraud, Titular Archbishop of Damascus. Consecrated 26 April 1767 at Rome, in a chapel of the Apostolic
Palace of the Quirinale, by His Holiness Pope Clement XIII, assisted by Scipione Borghese, Titular Archbishop of Theodosia,
and by Ignazio Reali, Titular Archbishop of Athens.
Carlo Rezzonico, Cardinal Bishop of Padova, the future Pope Clement XIII. Consecrated 19 March 1743 in the Basilica
of the Twelve Holy Apostles, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XIV, assisted by Giuseppe Cardinal Accoramboni, Bishop of
Frascati and Antonio Saverio Cardinal Gentili.
Prospero Lambertini, Titular Archbishop of Theodosia, the future Pope Benedict XIV. Consecrated 16 July 1724 in the
Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the Quirinal, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XIII, assisted by Giovanni Francesco
Nicolai, O.F.M.Ref., Titular Archbishop of Myra and Nicola Maria Lercari, Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus.
Vincenzo Maria Orsini, O.P., Cardinal Archbishop of Manfredonia, the future Pope Benedict XIII. Consecrated 3 February
1675 in the Church of SS. Domenico e Sisto, Rome, by Paluzzo (Paluzzo degli Albertoni) Cardinal Altieri, Prefect of the Sacred
Congregation de Propaganda Fide, assisted by Stefano Brancaccio, Archbishop-Bishop of Viterbo e Tuscania and Costanzo Zani,
O.S.B., Bishop of Imola.
Paluzzo (Paluzzi degli Albertoni) Altieri, Cardinal Bishop of Montefiascone e Corneto. Consecrated 2 May 1666 in the
Church of San Silvestro in Capite, Rome, by Ulderico Cardinal Carpegna, assisted by Stefano Ugolini, Titular Archbishop of
Corinth and Giovanni Tommaso Pinelli, Bishop of Albenga.
Ulderico Carpegna, Bishop of Gubbio. Consecrated 7 October 1630 in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the
Quirinal, Rome, by Luigi Cardinal Caetani, assisted by Antonio Ricciulli, Bishop emeritus of Belcastro and Vicegerent of Rome,
and Benedetto Landi, Bishop of Fossombrone.
Luigi Caetani, Titular Patriarch of Antioch. Consecrated 12 June 1622 in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome,
by Lodovico Cardinal Ludovisi, Archbishop of Bologna, assisted by Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop emeritus of Bari and Vulpiano
Volpi, Archbishop emeritus of Chieti.
Lodovico Ludovisi, Cardinal Archbishop of Bologna. Consecrated 2 May 1621 in the private chapel of his consecrator,
near Saint Peter`s Basilica, Rome, by Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop emeritus of Bari and Prefect of the Apostolic Palace,
assisted by Cosmo de Torres, Titular Archbishop of Hadrianopolis and Ottavio Ridolfi, Bishop of Ariano.
Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop of Bari. Consecrated 4 April 1604 in the chapel of the Apostolic Sacristy, Rome, by
Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P., Bishop of Albano, assisted by Claudio Rangoni, Bishop of Piacenza and Giovanni Ambrogio
Caccia, Bishop of Castro di Toscana.
Girolamo Bernerio, O.P., Bishop of Ascoli Piceno. Consecrated 7 September 1586 in the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles,
Rome, by Giulio Antonio Cardinal Santoro, assisted by Giulio Masetti, Bishop of Reggio Emilia and Ottaviano Paravicini, Bishop
Giulio Antonio Santoro, Archbishop of Santa Severina. Consecrated 12 March 1566 in the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican
Apostolic Palace by Scipione Cardinal Rebiba, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople, assisted by Annibale Caracciolo, Bishop
of Isola and Giacomo de`Giacomelli, Bishop emeritus of Belcastro.
Scipione Rebiba, Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary Bishop of Chieti. Elected Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary
to Gian Pietro Cardinal Carafa, Archbishop of Chieti, 16 March 1541. To date, after extensive research, no record of his consecration
has been found.