FRANCICA-NAVA DI BONTIFE, frān"chî"cā'nā"vā' di ben"tî"fê', GIUSEPPE: Cardinal; b. at Catania (54 m. n.n.w. of Syracuse), Sicily, July 23, 1846. After the completion of his studies and a successful career as a priest, he was consecrated titular bishop of Alabenda in 1883, and six years later was made titular archbishop of Heraclea and appointed papal nuncio to Brussels. He was then nuncio at Madrid, and in 1895 was enthroned archbishop of Catania. He was created cardinal priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo in 1899, and is a member of the Congregations of the Council, Index, Studies, and Ceremonial.