Count Campello and Catholic Reform in Italy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlexander Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Gampello the oAcademician. 1854--1861. COUNT Campello was never designed to be a priest pure and simple, and so, though he had education enough and to spare for that office, he had not enough for the one he was marked out to fill, which was that of a prelate, or a minister in the Pope's governing body. His superiors wished him to become a member of the Curia, and to pursue a politico-ecclesiastical career. The great training school for such a life was the " Academy of Noble Ecclesiastics,"' c at Rome. Through this college almost all who afterwards became papal ambassadors at foreign courts, or received cardinal's hats, passed. Its moral tone, however, in the early years of Pio Nono's reign was so bad that he commanded it to be closed. In 1850 he re-opened it under a new code of laws for the regulation of the studies and conduct of its inmates; but young nobles refused to enter it under his restrictions, and he was compelled to relax them. Count Campello was enrolled an alumnus of this academy on the 9th November, 1854, that is, after he had received the minor orders, but before his consecration as a priest, though by law priests only were admissible. In such a hall of learning the company was naturally select; but especially was it so during the period of Campello's residence, as it still felt the effect of Pio Nono's cleansing and scourging ordeal. He found in it only twenty students. Yet these afforded him a very cosmopolitan company, as among them were Englishmen, Americans, Germans, and Russians, besides Italians. Life, however, within the academy walls had no element of the recluse in it, and not much of the student. Count Campello found it to consist in little else than living in luxurious chambers, eating sumptuous dinners, enjoying goo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Gampello the oAcademician. 1854--1861. COUNT Campello was never designed to be a priest pure and simple, and so, t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217194109

ISBN - 13:9780217194105

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