Foscarari (Lat Forsherarius), Egidio

Foscarari (Lat. Forsherarius), Egidio an Italian Roman Catholic prelate, was born at Bologna, January 27, 1512. He entered the Dominican order, and in 1544 became prior and inquisitor at his native place, and afterwards bishop of Modena. He was imprisoned for heresy by Paul V, but vindicated by Pius IV. He entered the Council of Trent in 1561, in which he assisted Forerius and Leonardo Marini in preparing the catechism, and correcting the missal and breviary. He died at Rome, December 23, 1564. He was frugal, modest, and austere, and devoted much time and money to the poor and to the reclamation of the vicious classes.

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