|Pope Leo XIII.|
On 20th February, 1878, Vincenzo Pecci, Cardinal Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals and took the name Leo XIII.
Unfortunately, only very few images of Pope Leo exist robed in sacred vestments, so the images in these posts will be more general.
|Very rare photograph from the 1890's shewing Pope Leo XIII|
blessing members of his Household after his private celebration
of Mass in a chapel near the Papal Apartments.
|Medal of Pope Leo XIII 1902.|
|Pope Leo XIII seated in the 17th century throne|
designed by Bernini for Pope Innocent X.