Caselli, Carlo Francesco

Caselli, Carlo Francesco an Italian prelate, was born at Alessandria, Oct. 20, 1740. He entered the order of Servites, became procurator-general, then consulter of the Congregation of Rites, and was one of the signers of the Concordat in 1801. Pius VII raised him to the dignity of bishop of Sidon in partibus, made him cardinal in. 1802, and appointed him bishop of Parma in 1804. In 1811 Caselli sat in the Council of Paris. In the fall of Napoleon the empress, Marie Louise conferred upon him the office of private counselor, with the title of member of the order of St. George. In 1823 he returned to Rome, and was a member of the conclave for the election of a new pontiff.: He died April 19, 1828. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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