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Bonzano, Cardinal
Arms: Gules issuant from three hills formal in base a long cross between two lions rampant combatant Or, on a chief Azure a dove statant wings elevated proper between two olive branches Or dexter bendwise and sinister bend sinisterwise.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Background for blazon & for much of the text: "A Transportation Miracle", Norman Carlson, Editor, Lake Forest, IL, 2016; Wikipedia articles on Cardinals Bonzanno & Mundelein. Credit to J.H. Gaylor for help with the blazon.

Giovanni Vincenzo Cardinal Bonzano born on 27 September 1867 was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Apostolic Delegate to United States from 1912 to 1922, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1922.

He also served as papal legate to the 28th International Eucharistic Congress in Chicago on 20–24 June 1926. He arrived at the Congress aboard the "Cardinal's Train", a special New York Central/Pullman train painted cardinal red and gold to carry Bonzano and several other cardinals from the port in New York to Chicago. The whole event of the 28th International Eucharistic Congress was spectacular to say the least and was engineered by Cardinal George Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago 1915-1939.

Cardinal Bonzano died on 26 November 1927 in Rome, at age 60.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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