Patronage of the scientific edition of the reports of the Nuncio Cesare Orsenigo from Germany (1930-1939)
The Istituto Storico Germanico in Rome and the Kommission für
Zeitgeschichte in Bonn have begun the publication of the reports of the
Nuncio in Berlin, Cesare Orsenigo, from 1930 up to the end of the papacy
of Pius XI, along with some other documents of the Secretariat of
They include about 700 reports and 200 additional documents.
The Archivio Segreto Vaticano patronage and collaborate directly with the initiative by offering for free the digitalisation of all the documents on CD Rom.
Cesare Orsenigo, born at Olginate in the province of Milan in
1873, nominated Archbishop of Tolemaide was Internuncio in Holland in
1922, then Nuncio in Hungary in 1925. On 1930 February 14 he was
nominated nuncio in Germany, immediate successor of Eugenio Pacelli, who
became Cardinal and Secretary of State. He was Nuncio in Berlin in the
years of Hitlerian Germany and of World War II.
He died at Eichstatt on 1946 April 1.