Cardinal Francesco Satolli (1839–1910)

First Apostolic delegate to the United States

A former professor of theology and archbishop of Lepanto, this Italian prelate was charged by Pope Leo XIII with representing the Vatican in Washington, a task he fulfilled from 1893 to 1896.


Catholic Encyclopedia * Satolli Papers, University of Notre Dame Archives


F. Satolli, Loyalty to church and state: The mind of His Excellency, Francis archbishop Satolli