Bl. Angelo Carletti
April 11, Blessed


Born to the Italian nobility, Antonio studied law at Bologna, Italy, and practised in the Monferrato region of Italy. Elected senator, he abandoned the office and his practice to become a Franciscan monk at Santa Maria del Monte in Genoa, Italy, taking the name Brother Angelo, selling his inheritance and gaving the proceeds to the poor. Noted theologian. Papal nuncio for Pope Sixtus IV and Pope Innocent VIII. Preached a Crusade against invading Turks. Preached against Waldensianism and usurious money lenders. Wrote Cases of Conscience, a dictionary of moral theology.

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