Cadonici, Giovanni

Cadonici, Giovanni, an Italian theologian, was born at Venice in 1705, and became a canon of the church of Cremona. He was a man of learning, and opposed the pretensions of the court of Rome and the doctrines of the Molinists. In a curious work, entitled "An Exposition of this passage of St. Augustine, The Church of Jesus Christ shall be in subjection to secularTprinces," he shows that as princes are subject to the Church in things spiritual, so the Church is bound to obey them in things temporal; and that in ancient liturgies, as the Ambrosian, Mozarabic, etc., prayer was made, specially and by name, even for persecuting princes. He wrote also Sentimens de St. Augustin (1763); De Animabus Justorum (Rome, 1766, 2 vols. 4to). He died Feb. 27, 1786. Landon, Eccl. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Geerale, 8:74.

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