Skip to main content

Annibale, Giuseppe d'


Cardinal, canonist, and moral theologian; b. Borbona (Aquila), Italy, Sept. 22, 1815; d. Rieti, July 18, 1892. Ordained at Rieti in 1839, he became professor of moral theology and Canon Law in the local seminary. Later he was named vicar-general of Rieti. In 1873 he published his commentary on the constitution Apostolicae Sedis, issued by Pius IX in 1869, abrogating, changing, and establishing a new list of censures. D'Annibale's commentary is renowned for its combination of conciseness and accuracy, and it won him the title Commentator Reatinus. Leo XIII named him titular bishop of Caristo Aug. 12, 1881, when he was appointed assessor of the Holy Office. And in 1889 Leo XIII created him a cardinal with the title of SS. Boniface and Alexis; he then became prefect of the Congregation of Indulgences. In addition to his commentary on the Apostolicae Sedis, he wrote a manual of moral theology, Summula theologiae moralis (3 v. Milan 188183).

Bibliography: p. de sanctis, Biografia del cardinale Giuseppe d'Annibale (Rome 1898). j. j. a'becket, The Catholic Encyclopedia 1:540541. a. beugnet, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique 1.2:1322. t. ortolan, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques 3:390393. h. hurter, Nomenclator literarius theologiae catholicae 3 5.2:1797.

[p. f. mulhern]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Annibale, Giuseppe d'." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . 20 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Annibale, Giuseppe d'." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . (January 20, 2019).

"Annibale, Giuseppe d'." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved January 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.