Friday, 8 March 2013

Papal Retrospective : Saint Pius X : 2

Saint Pius X (1903 - 1914).
On 4th August, 1903, Giuseppe Sarto, Cardinal-Patriarch of Venice, was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals and took the name Pius X.

We are pleased to present some further images of Saint Pius X.

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 Solemn Papal Mass in S' Peter's Basilica, celebrated by Pius X.
 The Pope is seen on the left in this photograph, standing at the High Altar
during the Canon of the Mass.  He is surrounded by the ministers of the Mass
and members of the Papal Court.  In the centre of the photograph is
shewn kneeling the bishops-assistant at the Papal throne.

Pope Pius enthroned during a Solemn Papal Mass in
S' Peter's Basilica.  He is flanked by the senior Cardinal-deacons
and seated on the steps of the throne in the foreground
are the Bishops-Assistant at the Papal Throne.

Pope Pius seated on the sede gestatoria of his predecessor Pius VII.

Coat of Arms of Pope Pius X.