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Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro

Rampolla del Tindaro, Mariano (märyäˈnō rämpôlˈlä dĕl tēnˈdärō) [key], 1843–1913, Italian churchman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a nobleman. He was papal nuncio at Madrid (1882–87) and was made cardinal in 1887. On his return to Rome he was secretary of state for Leo XIII and played a distinguished part in reestablishing the papacy's relations with Germany.

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