Morozzo, Guiseppe

Morozzo, Guiseppe an Italian prelate. descended from an ancient and noble family, was born in March, 1758, at Turin. Under the tuition of the abbot of Aligre, who later became bishop of Pavia, Morozzo was made doctor of theology in 1777, and finished his studies at Rome in the ecclesiastical academy, where Litta, Caracioli, Pacca, and Emmanuele di Gregori were his fellow-students. Pope Pius VI nominated him successively apostolic prothonotary, vice-

legate of Bologna, governor of Perugia and Civita Vecchia. He was a competitor for the papal see in the conclave which resulted in the election of Pius VII, and after the accession of the new pope was by him sent as ambassador to the king of Etruria. In 1802 Morozzo received the title of archbishop of Thebes in partibus, and was appointed secretary of the Congregation of Bishops. In 1808 he went to Paris with the difficult mission of adjusting the contentions which had arisen between the pope and the emperor (Napoleon I); but, becoming aware that his efforts were futile, he retired to Turin. In 1816 he was created cardinal, and in 1817 made bishop of Novara. He died March 22, 1842. He published Statistics of the patrimony of St. Peter (Rome, 1797), and a Eulogy on cardinal Bobba (Turin, 1799, 4to).

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