Antonio Vico (Cardinal)

Cardinal Antonio Vico ( born January 9, 1847 in Agugliano, Ancona, Italy, † February 25, 1929 in Rome ) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.


Antonio Vico studied in Rome trays Catholic theology and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy, Catholic theology and canon law. On September 20, 1873, he received the Sacrament of Holy Orders and, after further studies as a pastor in the diocese of Rome. From 1877 to 1880 he was secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain, 1880 to 1883, he provided the same task at the Apostolic Delegation in Constantinople Opel. In the years 1883-1887 he worked in the consular offices of the Vatican in France, from 1887 to 1893 in Spain, 1893 to 1897 in Portugal.

In 1897 he received by Mariano Cardinal Rampolla del Tindaro episcopal ordination, after Pope Leo XIII. had appointed him apostolic delegate in Colombia and Titular Archbishop of Philippi. From 1904 to 1907, Antonio Vico Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium, from 1907 to 1911 in Spain. 1911 took him Pope Pius X as cardinal priest with the titular church of San Callisto in the College of Cardinals to. Pope Benedict XV. appointed him in 1915 to the Pro - Prefect and 1918 to the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation of Rites. In the same year he was elevated to Cardinal Bishop of Porto and Santa Rufina.

Antonio Vico died on 25 February 1929 in Rome and was buried in his birthplace Agugliano.