Bishop Ratkissonescu was the Prelate Numquam of Rumania in attendance at Vatican III and had the "worst squabble" when he went off in search of the bathroom of Cardinal Bibbiena; later held by Swiss Guards and blamed Cardinal Gambatto for the ordeal that caused him to miss the vote on the Schema on Holy Madness (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 94).


Many Romanian surnames have the suffix -escu and means "belonging to the people'"[1]. That said, the name is probably said phonetically.


  1. Wiktionary: -escu
9. Letter from Vatican City

Nepomuk PrynneThird Vatican CouncilPope
Attendees: BibbienaErcolaneo ClottovecchioBishop of South SaigonCordwainGambattoGobartRatkissonescuCharles Cardinal "Buzzy" SparberPosidonio Spulci