The Episcopal Lineage of Blessed Pope Innocent XI
Benedetto Odescalchi, Cardinal and Bishop of Novara, the future Blessed Pope Innocent XI. Ordained bishop 29 January 1651 at Ferrara, in the Cathedral, by Francesco Maria Cardinal Macchiavelli, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople and Archbishop of Ferrara, assisted by Maffeo Vitale, Bishop of Mantova, and Giulio Borea, Bishop of Comacchio.
Francesco Maria Macchiavelli, Archbishop of Ferrara. Elected Archbishop of Ferrara 11 October 1638. To date, the details of his episcopal ordination have not been discovered.