Cesare Zerba

Cesare cardinal Zerba (* 15. April 1892 in Castelnuovo Scrivia, Italy; † 11. July 1973 in Rome) was a Kurienkardinal of the Roman-catholic church.


Cesare Zerba received its theological and philosophical training in Stazzano, Tortona, Rome and Pavia. It received to 4. July 1915 the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe and participated afterwards as a field clergyman in the First World War . Subsequently, he worked as Seelsorger in different municipalities of the Erzdiözese Rome. Starting from 1924 belonged beyond that to the firm staff of the Kongregation for the order of the Sakramente. 1932 lent the Pope the title of a papal secret treasurer to it, 1939 became Cesare Zerba Prälat and Prälat of the highest Court of Justice of the Apostoli signature. Pope Pius XII. appointed it 1958 the secretary of the Sakramentenkongregation.

Pope Johannes XIII. appointed Cesare Zerba 1962 the Titularerzbischof of Kolossai and donated to it the Bischofsweihe. It participated in the years 1962 to 1965 in the second Vatikani council . Pope Paul VI. took it to 22. February 1965 as cardinal priests with the title church Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore into the Kardinalskollegium up. Cesare cardinal Zerba died at the 11. July 1973 in Rome and was bestattet in its place of birth.


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