Nina, Lorenzo

Nina, Lorenzo a Roman Catholic prelate of Italy, was born at Recanati, near Ancona, May 12, 1812. He was made a priest in 1845, and was appointed by Pius, IX assessor inquisitionis and praefectus studii at the lyceum of St. Apollinaris. In 1877 Nina was appointed cardinal-deacon, and in 1879 cardinal- secretary of the state. In his latter capacity he endeavored to bring about a modus vivendi with the German government. In 1880, at his own request, he was relieved from the office of secretary and appointed praefect of the congregations of councils. Nina died July 27, 1885. See Men of the Time (1879), s.v. (B.P.)

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