Bonhomo, Giacomo Francesco

Bonhomo, Giacomo Francesco, a Sardinian prelate, was born at Vercelli near the close of the 15th century. He was the friend of St. Carlo Borromeo, who sent him in 1569 to obtain of the pope a confirmation of the Council of Milan. He became bishop in his native country in 1522. Gregory XII -appointed him as his nuncio to Switzerland and Cologne. He was the first permanent nuncio in Germany, and he there published the decrees of the Council of Trent. He died in 1587, leaving Reformationis Ecclesiasticce Decreta Generalia (1585); a work often eulogized by pope Benedict XIV. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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