RIGHI-LAMBERTINI, Egano Cardinal (1906-2000)
Italian cardinal; distinguished papal diplomat.
ANS – Autograph Note Signed, 1994. Nine-line handwritten message in a Christmas card. Excellent example.
Righi joined the Vatican Secretariat of State in 1939 and quickly rose through the ranks of the Diplomatic Corps. Served in France, Costa Rica and Venezuela and Great Britain. Was Apostolic Delegate in Korea. Appointed nuncio in Lebanon 1960. Was Nuncio in France, Chile and Italy. Special Envoy with functions of permanent observer, to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. Awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor of France.