Francesco Salesio Della Volpe
Prefect of the Congregation of the Index
Della Volpe as an archbishop in 1899
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed26 January 1911
Term ended5 November 1916
PredecessorFrancesco Segna
SuccessorNone - office suppressed
Other post(s)
Ordination21 December 1867
Created cardinal19 June 1899 (in pectore)
15 April 1901 (revealed)
by Pope Leo XIII
Personal details
Birth nameFrancesco Salesio Della Volpe
Born24 December 1844
Ravenna, Papal States
Died5 November 1916(1916-11-05) (aged 71)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
BuriedCampo Verano
ParentsIgnazio Della Volpe
Ortensia Mazzolani
Previous post(s)
Alma materPontifical Roman Athenaeum Saint Apollinare
Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Nobles
Coat of arms

Francesco Salesio Della Volpe (24 December 1844 in Ravenna, Italy - 5 November 1916 in Rome, Italy) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal from a noble family. He held the position of secretary of the Congregation of Indulgences and Relics and prefect of the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household. Created cardinal in pectore in 1899, he was named published in consistory of 1901. He was prefect of the Congregation of the Index from January 1911. As protodeacon, he announced the election of cardinal Giacomo Della Chiesa to the papacy at the end of the conclave of 1914.

Catholic Church titles Preceded byFrancesco Segna Archivist of the Holy Roman Church26 October 1908 - 26 January 1911 Succeeded byMariano Rampolla del Tindaro Preceded byFrancesco Segna Cardinal Protodeacon1911–1916 Succeeded byGaetano Bisleti