Filippo Perlo

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Filippo Perlo (8 February 1873 - 4 November 1948) was an Italian Catholic prelate, who was the Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kenya (Archdiocese of Nyeri, Kenya) and Bishop Titular of Maronea. He was also Superior General of the Consolata Missionaries (IMC).

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Nyeri, one of four in Kenya, Eastern Africa, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Consolata Missionaries

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Born in Caramagna Piemonte, Piedmont, he was ordained a priest in the Consolata Missionaries on 10 August 1895, aged 22.

Caramagna Piemonte Comune in Piedmont, Italy

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On 15 July 1909, aged 36, he was appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Kenya and Bishop Titular of Maronea. On 23 October 1909, he was ordained as Bishop Titular of Maronea. He was consecrated by Agostino Cardinal Richelmy.

Agostino Richelmy Catholic cardinal

Agostino Richelmy was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Turin from 1897 until his death, and was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 1899.

On 18 November 1925, aged 52, he resigned as Vicar Apostolic of Kenya.

On 16 February 1926, he was named as the Superior General of Consolata Missionaries. On 11 January 1929, almost 56 years old, he resigned.


On 4 November 1948, aged 75, Bishop Perlo died, holding the title of Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Kenya.

He had been a priest for 53 years and a bishop for 39 years.

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