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Antonius Grech Delicata Testaferrata

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Church  Roman Catholic
Name  Antonius Delicata
In office  1869-1876
Ordination  October 19, 1845

Successor  Pietro Pace
Appointed  September 24, 1868
Rank  Bishop
Term ended  December 31, 1876
Antonius Grech Delicata Testaferrata Antonius Grech Delicata Testaferrata at Gozo Diocese

Predecessor  Michael Franciscus Buttigieg
Consecration  14 July 1867 by Lodovico Altieri
Died  December 31, 1876, Valletta, Malta
Diocese  Roman Catholic Diocese of Gozo

Antonius Grech Delicata Testaferrata (21 February 1823 - 31 December 1876) was a Maltese bishop who became the second Bishop of Gozo in 1868.

Grech Delicata Testaferrata was born in Valletta Malta on February 21, 1823 and was baptized in the Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul's Shipwreck in Valletta. He was ordained priest of the Diocese of Malta on October 19, 1845.


In 1867 Pope Pius IX appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Calydon. Grech Delicata Testaferrata was consecrated by Cardinal Lodovico Altieri on July 14, 1867 in the chapel of Villa Lante al Gianicolo in Rome. On November 16 of the same year he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Gozo. He succeeded Paolo Micallef as administrator who was later was appointed as Archbishop of Pisa in 1871. The see of Gozo was vacant for two years after the death of its bishop Michael Franciscus Buttigieg. It was in 1868 that Bishop Grech Delicata Testaferrata was appointed as the official bishop of the Bishop of Gozo. He was formally installed in the cathedral on January 24, 1869. He spent the remaining seven years as the Bishop of Gozo until 31 December 1876 when he died in Valletta.


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