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Ferdinando d'Adda

Cardinal and Papal Legate, b. at Milan, 1649; d. at Rome, 1719. He was made Cardinal-Priest in 1690, and in 1715 Cardinal-Bishop of Albano. He was also Prefect of the Congregation of Rites. As Papal Nuncio in London during the reign of James II (1685-88) he was charged by Innocent XI with the delicate task of inducing the English King to intercede with Louis XIV (then quite inimical to the Holy See) in favour of the oppressed Protestants of France.

Sources

CARDELLA, Memorie storiche de' Cardinali (Rome, 1793), VIII, 7.

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APA citation. Shahan, T. (1907). Ferdinando d'Adda. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01136b.htm

MLA citation. Shahan, Thomas. "Ferdinando d'Adda." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01136b.htm>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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