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177   Pope Benedict XV  $200 $475 $523 1 You must login to place a bid.

#177 - Pope Benedict XV

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Description                           Estimate: $600+          

Pope born Giacomo della Chiesa (1854-1922) who reigned from 1914 until his death. Benedict's pontificate was dominated by World War I, which he termed 'the suicide of Europe.' TLS in Italian, signed “Benedictus PP XV,” one page, 7 x 9, papal coat of arms letterhead, December 11, 1920. In full (translated): "Grateful for the affectionate condolences that Comm. Giovanni Pasquale Scotti has sent to us on the occasion of the death of our beloved Brother, we thank him for the prayers made and promises in the suffrage of the dear deceased, we heartily bless him with his family." In fine condition.

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