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Cappella Papale

Bp. Hoenen

Father François Hoenen S.V.D., the Bishop of Kenge in the Congo, kissing the papal shoe during the ceremony of episcopal ordination conferred by pope …

Missa lecta

Pope Pius X during the prayers at the foot of the altar during a celebration of the recited Holy Mass at the …

Coram Summo Pontifice

A Holy Mass coram Summo Pontifice celebrated on the altar of the Chair of St. Peter in the apse of the Vatican …

Corpus Christi 1929

The papal procession departing from the Vatican Basilica on the Feast of Corpus Christi, A.D. 1929.

Pius XII

His Holiness Pius XII on the sedia gestatoria.

Alleluia

A solemn High Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Holiness John XXIII on Sunday of the Resurrection on the altar of the Confession …

Portantes

The procession on Palm Sunday in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, March 22, 1964.

Opening

The opening of the Holy Door, December 24, 1925. Pope Pius XI kneeling on the threshold is holding a ferula in one …

Closure

Pope Pius XII is kneeling to lay the first of three gold bricks during the ceremony of closing of the Holy Door …

Pope Paul

His Holiness Pope Paul VI during the entrance procession on the day of his coronation.

Power of image

The coronation Mass of Pius XII, probably the moment of the Offetory.

Throne

Pope John XXIII sitting on the throne, probably during a Holy Mass coram summo Pontifice. The papal throne is flanked by cardinals deacons …

Hic est enim Calix…

The Sistine Chapel, Pope Pius XI consecrating the chalice during a Holy Mass with the ordination of a new bishop who can be seen …

Why the sedia?

The papal procession during the coronation of Pope Paul VI at St Peter’s Square on the 30th June 1963.

Praise, O Sion

Praise, O Sion, praise thy Saviour, Shepherd, Prince, with glad behavior, Praise in hymn and canticle: Sing His glory without measure, For …

Consecration

The episcopal consecration of Adam Stefan Sapieha, Pie Armand Pierre Sabadel O.F.M. Cap. and Gaetano De Lai by Pope Pius X in …

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII kneeling at the faldstool in a mantum with the coat of arms of Leo XIII.