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Cardinal Nicolo Maria Antonelli

Canonist, ecclesiastical historian, and Orientalist (1698-1767)

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Antonelli, Nicolo Maria, Cardina:, learned canonist, ecclesiastical historian, and Orientalist, b. at Sinigaglia, July 8, 1698; d. September 24, 1767. He wrote De Titulis Quos S. Evaristus Presbyteris Romanis Distribuit (Rome, 1725), in defense of the parochial character of the primitive Roman churches. He also edited (and defended) the commentary of St. Athanasius on the Psalms (ib., 1746), sermons of St. James of Nisibis (Armenian and Latin, ib., 1756), and under the name of Emman. de Azevedo, S.J., Vetus Missale Romanum Monasticum Lateranense (ib., 1752).


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