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Pius XII at work

As T. Breza relates in his book on the Vatican of the last years of Pius XII’s pontificate, the pope at work …

Francis’ ferula

Pope Francis with a new ferula during a Mass celebrated on the occasion of the All Saints’ Day.

Ioannes Paulus PP. II

A portrait photo of Holy Father John Paul II in a summer choir dress with the mozzetta with a cap and with a …

Pius PP. XII

Holy Father Pius XII wearing a zimarra and a tied sash with fringes.

Holy Communion

On the left pope Francis receiving Holy Communion from bp. Konrad Krajewski, consecrated at the Mass (17 IX 2013), whereas on the …

Papa Pacelli

Pope Pius XII looking through a window in papal apartments.

St. Pius X

Holy Father Pius X posing for a photo sitting on the throne in a summer choir dress and with his hand raised …

Shoes and tassels

A part of the body of blessed Pius IX buried in the Papal Basilica of St. Lawrence outside the Walls: we may …

Papal tassels

John Paul I in a choir dress with his Master of Ceremonies, mons. Virgilio Noè, on the day he was elected the …

Ecumenism in the testament of Paul VI

“Regarding ecumenism: May the work of bringing together separated brothers proceed with much understanding, patience and great love, but without defecting from …

Saint Pius X

If you are a pope, look like a pope! The personage of Saint Pius X is a decent example that the true …

Leo XIII

Pope Leo XIII in tiara tied under the chin with a ribbon

In Poland

A photo of John Paul II in a tabarro and a saturno during the first pilgrimage to Motherland in June 1979. And …

Requiem aeternam…

The earthly remainings of Holy Father Benedict XV are resting on the bier. According to the tradition,the pope’s body is dressed in …

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 …

Popemobile

Pope Pius XI in front of a popemobile – Mercedes Nürburg 460.

Papal pompon

Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St. Cecilia in Trastevere in 1984. As the story goes, Pope humbly dressed, what …

Pius XI on liturgy

Since the Church has received from Christ her Founder the office of safeguarding the sanctity of divine worship, it is certainly incumbent …