Alfredo Ottaviani

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Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani.

Alfredo Ottaviani (29 October 1890–3 August 1979) was an Italian Catholic curialist who served as Secretary of the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office in the Roman Curia from 1959 to 1968. He was made a Cardinal by Pope Pius XII, where he was made Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Domnica. He was from a working-class Roman family and his father was a baker. Ottaviani studied under the De La Salle Brothers and recieved doctorates in philosophy, theology and canon law.

During the Second Vatican Council, Ottaviani was a member of the Coetus Internationalis Patrum and stood up for the Catholic faith against the liberals and the modernists. As part of this he worked closely with Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. He participated in firey debates with the Jesuit crypto-Jew Augustin Bea. After the Council had been completed, Cardinal Ottaviani tried his best to defend traditional doctrine and theology, before resigning his position and being replaced by Franjo Šeper. Along with Cardinal Antonio Bacci, he authored the so-called Ottaviani Intervention in 1969 to Giovanni Montini, heavily criticising the Novus Ordo, which usurped the Tridentine Mass. Based on a supposed letter to a French cleric, some claim he gave up in later years, however the letter may be a forgery.


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