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Carlo Nocella (25 November 1826—22 July 1908) was an Italian cardinal. He was Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation (1892-1899), Latin Patriarch of Antioch (1899-1901), and Latin Patriarch of Constantinople (1901-1903).

Nocella was born in Rome and studied at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare, from where he obtained a doctorate in canon and civil law.[1] Ordained a priest on 2 September 1849,[2] he joined the faculty of the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare and later became Secretary of Latin Letters, canon of the Liberian Basilica and of St. Peter's Basilica, and protonotary apostolic de numero participantium. He was named Secretary of Briefs to the Princes on 5 December 1884, and Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation on 21 March 1892.[1]

On 22 June 1899, Nocella was appointed Latin Patriarch of Antioch by Pope Leo XIII.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following 16 July from Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro, with Archbishops Felice Maria de Neckere and Casimiro Gennari, at the altar of the Chair of Peter in St. Peter's Basilica. He was transferred to the Latin Patriarchate of Constantinople on 18 April 1901.[2]

Leo XIII created him Cardinal Priest of S. Callisto in the consistory of 22 June 1903. He participated in the 1903 papal conclave, which elected Pope Pius X. Nocella died in Rome, aged 81; he is buried in Campo di Verano cemetery.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Miranda, Salvador. "NOCELLA, Carlo". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Carlo Cardinal Nocella". 
Preceded by
Carmine Gori-Merosi
Secretary of the Sacred Consistorial Congregation
Succeeded by
Gaetano de Lai
Preceded by
Francesco di Paola Cassetta
Latin Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Passarini
Preceded by
Alessandro Sanminiatelli Zabarella
Latin Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Ceppetelli
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