Primate of Argentina

Santiago Luis Copello (1880 – 1967), at first auxiliary bishop of La Plata and titular bishop of Aulon, and from 1928 until his resignation 31 years later, bound with the capital of Argentina, initially as its auxiliary bishop, and then as Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires. In December 1935, from the hands of Pope Pius XI, he received the cardinal’s hat and the titular church of San Girolamo dei Croati, and the following month the title of Primate. After resigning from the leadership of the Church in Argentina, he was nominated the Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church and took possession of the new titulus of San Lorenzo in Damaso. In the photo he is seen in a bishop’s choir dress, with a mozzetta and a mantelletta covering a rochet richly decorated with lace.