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Born in Izano, Marco Cé studied at the seminary in Crema, a Lodi lyceum, and the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. From the Gregorian he obtained a doctorate in dogmatic theology and a licentiate in Sacred Scripture. Cé was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Luigi Traglia on 27 March 1948 in the Lateran Basilica. He then returned to Crema, where he served as Professor of Scripture and vice-rector of the seminary from 1948 to 1957, being named rector in 1950.
On 22 April 1970, Cé was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bologna and Titular Bishop of Vulturia. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 17 May from Bishop Carlo Manziana, with Archbishop Franco Costa and Bishop Placido Cambiaghi, CRSP, serving as co-consecrators. On 21 May 1976, he was made a chaplain to Azione Cattolica.
After the ascension of Pope John Paul I to the papacy and his death thirty-three days later, Cé was named his successor as Patriarch of Venice by Pope John Paul II on 7 December 1978. He was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco by John Paul II in the consistory of 30 June 1979. Cé resigned as Patriarch on 5 January 2002, and was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave, which selected Pope Benedict XVI. In 2006, he was invited by Pope Benedict to preach the Lenten spiritual exercises to him and the Roman Curia.
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