, and theologian
, b. at San Lorenzo near Bolsena, 31 March, 1654; d. at Rome
, 18 January, 1729. He filled the position of lector
, where he became guardian of the convent
. Cardinal Sacchetti chose Cozza as his confessor and adviser, thus giving rise to a friendship that lasted through life. While in the Orient, whither he had been sent as superior of the Franciscan monastery
, Cozza found leisure to compose several important works, and as legate
of the supreme pontiff
he reconciled the Maronites
and the Patriarch Jacobus Petrus of Antioch, who had long been at variance with the Holy See
. In 1715 he returned to Rome
, in 1723 was elected minister general, and on 9 December, 1726, was made cardinal
by Benedict XIII
. The remaining years of his life were passed at Rome
in quiet and study in the little convent
of St. Bartholomew on the Island. His writings include "Historia polemica de Græcorum schismate" (Rome, 1719-20); "Commentarii historico-dogmatici" (Rome, 1707); and "Terra Sancta vindicata a calumniis", the last still unpublished.
MARCELLINO DA CIVEZZA, Saggio di Bibliografia Sanfrancescana (Prato, 1879), 129-130, n. 166; GOLUBOVICH, Serie dei Superiori di Terra Santa (Jerusalem, 1898), 98, n. 168; HURTER, Nomenclator, II, 1001; CARDELLA, Memorie storiche dei cardinali della S. Romana Chiesa (Rome, 1792), VIII, 223.
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APA citation. (1908). Lorenzo Cozza. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04464a.htm
MLA citation. "Lorenzo Cozza." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04464a.htm>.
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