Thursday, 7 March 2013

Papal Retrospective : Leo XIII : 2

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.

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Coat of Arms of Pope Leo XIII.

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.