Campello, Enrico di
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(Nov 15, 1831, Spoleto – Jul 2, 1903, Rome) was the most important proponent of Old Catholicism (Old Catholics) in Italy. Count Campello, a member of the Academia dei Nobili who became a priest in 1855 and canon of St. Peter's in 1868, inclined toward Italian nationalism. After 1870 he founded a secret society to demand the popular election of the pope and the bishops. After the liberal press discovered the plan, in 1881 he declared (in the American Methodist Church) a breach with the Vatican and in 1882 established the “Italian Catholic Church” (known after 1899 as the Ca…

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Oeyen, Christian. "Campello, Enrico di." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2016. Reference. 27 May 2016 <>
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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