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Giulio Maria Odescalchi

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Church  Roman Catholic Church
Name  Giulio Odescalchi
Predecessor  Benedetto Odescalchi
See  Novara
Diocese  Novara

In office  6 March 1656 - 28 August 1666
Successor  Giuseppe Maria Maraviglia

Giulio Maria Odescalchi (1612 – 28 August 1666) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Bishop of Novara. He was the brother of Pope Innocent XI.

Innocent XI opened his sainthood cause and this has allowed for him to be known as a Servant of God.

Life

Giulio Maria Odescalchi was born in 1612 in Como to Livio Odescalchi and Paola Castelli Giovanelli. His siblings were Carlo, Lucrezia, Constantino, Nicola and Paolo. His other brother was Benedetto, the future Pope Innocent XI. He is also a relative of Carlo Odescalchi - future Servant of God. His father died in 1626 and his mother died of the plague in 1630.

Pope Alexander VII appointed him as the Bishop of Novara at the behest of Benedetto, who had resigned from that post. Odescalchi served as bishop until his death at the age of 54 in 1666.

Benedetto, elected as Pope Innocent XI, opened the sainthood process for his late brother. This conferred the title of Servant of God upon him.

References

Giulio Maria Odescalchi Wikipedia


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