Born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini in Italy in 1897, Paul VI reigned as pope from 1963 until his death in 1978. TLS in Italian, signed “G. B. Montini,” one page both sides, 8 x 11, Secretary of State of His Holiness letterhead, December 27, 1950. Letter to Edmondo Verga, editor of the magazine ‘Il Resegno.’ In part (translated): “The Holy Father has highly appreciated the offering of one hundred thousand lire, that this worthy Magazine has gathered among its readers, as a special offer by the end of the Holy Year, as a sign of gratitude for the great spiritual benefits that this great Jubilee led to the souls.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, slight soiling, and one tiny edge tear. Accompanied by a photo of Pope Paul VI bearing a facsimile signature on the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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