Pietro Pace


Sir Pietro Pace
Bishop of Malta
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseMalta
Appointed11 February 1889
In office1889-1914
PredecessorCarmelo Scicluna
SuccessorMauro Caruana
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Rhodes
Orders
Ordination17 December 1853
Consecration8 April 1877
by Edward Henry Howard
Personal details
Born(1831-04-09)9 April 1831
Died29 July 1914(1914-07-29) (aged 83)
Victoria, Gozo Colony of Malta
NationalityMaltese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)Bishop of Gozo (1877-1889)

Sir Pietro Pace (9 April 1831 – 29 July 1914) was a senior-ranking Maltese prelate who served as the Titular Archbishop of Rhodes and Bishop of Malta from 1889 until his death in 1914.

Biography

Archbishop Pace was born in Rabat (later renamed Victoria) on Gozo on 9 April 1831 and was baptised on the same day in St George's Basilica. He was ordained a priest in 1853 and was consecrated as the third Bishop of Gozo in the Basilica of San Carlo al Corso in Rome by the English prelate, Edward Henry Cardinal Howard, on 8 April 1877. He served as Gozo's bishop until 1889 when he was transferred to the Bishopric of Malta succeeding Archbishop Carmelo Scicluna. He was also appointed as the Titular Archbishop of Rhodes. He ministered in Malta for 25 years until he died in Victoria, Gozo, 29 July 1914.


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