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Shoes

Holy Father John Paul II, apparently not wearing black shoes. A thing worth noticing is the traditional, Italian shape of the escutcheon …

Papal ferula

John Paul II during the opening of the Holy Door in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican during the Jubilee …

A gift for a pope

A small but exceptional photo: Pius X sitting on the throne he received from his former diocese of Venice in 1908 on …

Papal slippers

His Holiness John Paul II in choir dress and red, probably satin, papal slippers. Next to the Pope stands Rainier III and …

Paul VI on Satan

A fragment of the speech given by pope Paul VI at the general audience on 15 November 1972: (…) That fall of …

Pope’s carriage

Berlina di Gran Gala – a six-horse papal carriage of Leo XII to which Gregory XVI added, among others, angels holding a …

Pius IX ecumenically

Pope Pius IX on Poland, Russia and the January Uprising in the spirit of a healthy ecumenism: According to witnesses, the Pope, …

Vicarius Christi

It seems to be one of the last cases of kissing the Pope in his feet, especially by a layman. Year 1965: …

Papa Leo

Photo of Pope Leo XIII sitting on the papal throne with a cushion under his feet.

Private audience

The seminarians of The Pontifical Scots College in Rome in gala attire (a cassock, a sash,  a soprana) during an audience with Pius …

Inauguration

John Paul II in choir dress with watered silk cassock entering the Basilica of St. Peter from the side of St. Marta …

Papal combo :)

The first picture of that kind in the history of the Church.