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FLORIT, Ermenegildo Cardinal (1901-83)

Price: $65.00


Italian cardinal. Archbishop of Florence (1962-77). Created a cardinal in 1965.

TNS – Typewritten Note Signed, one small page, dated 1981.  Sends Easter greetings and blessings to an unnamed correspondent.  Small file holes in left hand margin and notation in another hand in the right vertical margin; otherwise very good. Price reflects minor “defects”.

Appointed coadjutor archbishop of Florence in 1954. Florit succeeded the saintly Elia Dalla Costa as archbishop in 1962 and then attended the Second Vatican Council until 1965.  During the Council, Florit was heavily involved with the drafting of its document on Divine Revelation.

Pope Paul VI named him a cardinal in 1965. Three years later, Cardinal Florit engaged in a dispute with the popular Florentine priest Enzo Mazzi, whose rebellious attitude the former saw as a threat to “ecclesiastical unity”.

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