CERRETTI, Bonaventura Cardinal (1872-1933)
Italian cardinal; papal diplomat; prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Created a cardinal in 1925. Apostolic Delegate to Mexico; auditor of the US Apostolic Delegation. Apostolic Delegate to New Zealand and Australia. Nuncio to France.
SIG – Vintage signature and several other words in his handwriting as Papal Nuncio to France, 1925 (year created a cardinal).
Cerretti represented the Holy See and tried to get the great powers to accept the Peace Note of Benedict XV at the Paris Peace Conference.
From the collection of the distinguished German writer, Alfred Brust (1891-1934).