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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.


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 …


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.

Requiem for Pius X

A catafalque set in the Sistine Chapel duringf the celebration of the funeral Mass for the soul of the deceased Pius X.

At St. Paul’s Basilica

Holy Father Pius XI in the mantum and tiara carried on the sedia gestatoria flanked by the papal flabella with ostrich feathers …

Consummatum est

Et inclinato capite tradidit spiritum. Singing of the Passion during the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Sistine Chapel, 1939.

In Palmis

Paul VI in a mantum and precious mitre (mitra praetiosa) carried on a portable throne (sedia gestatoria), wearing the papal cope, under …


Pope Benedict XV giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing after the coronation ceremony in the Sistine Chapel.

Pontifex catholicus

Pius XII on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica during the Urbi et Orbi blessing after the solemn Holy Mass on …


Pope John XXIII celebrating Holy Mass for the diplomatic corps in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Palace on the night of the …

In colour

His Holiness John XXIII on the Benediction Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica just after the coronation.

On the Scala Regia

Pope Pius XI during the procession before the ceremony of the canonization of Fr. Andrzej Bobola, April 17, 1938.

Requiem for Pius XII

The last Requiem Mass for the soul of the deceased pope Pius XII celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter …