Alessandro Sanminiatelli Zabarella

Alessandro Cardinal Sanminiatelli Zabarella ( born August 3, 1840 in Radicondoli, † November 24, 1910 in Monte Castello di Vibio ) was Latin Patriarch of Constantinople Opel and cardinal.


The son of Ferdinando Sanminiatelli Zabarella and his wife Leopolda Pescatori di Volterra visited the Archbishop's Seminary in Pisa and the Almo Collegio Capranica in Rome in 1857. He attended the Pontifical Roman Seminary, where he doctorate in philosophy (1860 ) and theology ( 1864) made ​​.

Zabarella was consecrated by Cosimo Corsi September 6, 1863 priests and continued his studies at the University La Sapienza, which he left with a doctorate doctor of canon law, which he received in 1866. From 1861 to 1868, he studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome. He was in 1867 appointed Monsignor. He was appointed canon of St. Peter's Basilica later.

On 31 July 1874 he was appointed Grand Almoner of His Holiness and Titular Archbishop of Tyana. He received his episcopal consecration of Pope Pius IX. on 14 August of the same year. Leo XIII. confided to him on August 23, 1887 Office of the President of the Vatican Justice Commission and on 29 November 1887, the Office of the Auditor General of the Apostolic Chamber to.

On June 19, 1899 it took Leo XIII. as Cardinal on pectore in the College of Cardinals. Three days later he was appointed Latin Patriarch of Constantinople Opel. This was publicly announced by the appointment of a Cardinal Priest of Santi Marcellino e Pietro on 15 April 1901. As treasurer of the Holy College of Cardinals, he managed 22 June 1903 to 27 March 1905, the income derived by the College of Cardinals total tion states and participated in the conclave of 1903 that elected Pius X..

The cardinal died on 24 November 1910 at the age of 70 in Monte Castello di Vibio and is buried in the cemetery Campo di Verano.