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Cappella Papale, Page 5

One Ring to rule them all :)

Card. Thomas Tien kisses the ring of Pope John XXIII when he paid homage during the opening ceremony of the Second Vatican Council.

Turning device

This device, made of ivory, was used to turn the pages in Missals which cards were made of fragile materials e.g. parchment. …

Papa Ratti ♥

Papa Ratti or why one should call the bishops of Rome papa (father). Old encyclicals, simple and clear, without any detriment to …

Canonisation

The photo was taken during one of the three pleas to Holy Father John XXIII for including blessed Vincent Palotti among the …

Episcopal consecrations

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, to whom the blog we highly recommend is devoted, as a co-consecrator during episcopal consecrations in St. Peter’s Basilica …

Pius XI

Pius XI on the throne during a Mass coram Summo Pontifice in the Sistine Chapel. The pope participated in such Masses dressed …

Papal Midnight Mass

Holy Mass on Christmas night celebrated by Pius XII on the altar of the Confession of St. Peter in 1944. Allied soldiers …

Christmas

Pope Pius XII beginning reciting the Roman Canon during the Christmas Mass. The date of the celebration is confirmed by the statuette …

If you are a pope, look like a pope!

Pius XII on the the Benediction Loggia immediately after his coronation, which was made by ​​visible in the background Cardinal Protodeacon Camillo …

Public consistory

A public consistory in the Hall of Benediction in the Vatican Palace. On the pope Pius XI’s left hand, in a mantelletta, …

Ubi Petrus, ibi Ecclesia

Pius XI assists from the throne at the Divine Liturgy, celebrated to commemorate the 1600th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea on …