Passerini, Pietro Maria

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b. Cremona, 1597; d. Rome, 1677. Passerini, a canonist, became procurator general of the Dominican Order. For 20 years he was a professor at the Sapienza in Rome and was renowned for his work on the Roman Curia. His principal writings are the De electione canonica tractatus (Rome 1661), De hominum statibus et officiis (1665), and the Regulare Tribunale (1677).

Bibliography: m. m. gorce, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, ed. a. vacant et al. (Paris 190350) 11.2:221011. h. hurter, Nomenclator literarius theologiae catholicae (Innsbruck 190313) 4:253254.

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