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Carlo Grano (October 14, 1887—April 2, 1976) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Apostolic Nuncio to Italy from 1958 to 1967, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1967.


Born in Rome, Carlo Grano attended the Pontifical Roman Seminary before studying philosophy, theology, and canon law at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Giuseppe Ceppetelli on June 14, 1912, and then did pastoral work in Rome until 1920. Grano was named a pontifical ceremonery supernumerary on January 23, 1920, and also served as a staff member (1923-1945), chief of protocol (1945-1953), and Substitute (1953-1958) of the Vatican Secretariat of State.

On December 13, 1958, Grano was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and Titular Bishop of Thessalonica. He received his episcopal consecration on the following December 27 from Pope John XXIII himself, with Bishops Girolamo Bortignon, OFM Cap, and Gioacchino Muccin serving as co-consecrators, in St. Peter's Basilica. Grano later attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965.

Pope Paul VI created him Cardinal Priest of S. Marcello in the consistory of June 26, 1967. Grano lost his right to participate in a papal conclave upon reaching the age of 80 on January 1, 1971.

The Cardinal died in his native Rome, at age 88. He is buried in his cardinalatial church of S. Marcello.

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Preceded by
Giuseppe Fietta
Apostolic Nuncio to Italy
Succeeded by
Egano Righi-Lambertini

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