Papal ferula

imageBE1John Paul II during the opening of the Holy Door in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican during the Jubilee Year of the 1950th anniversary of the salutary death of Christ, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 1983. Holy Father, in a white cope, is kneeling on the doorstep of the Sancta Porta on a cushion decorated with gold galloon and tassels, leaning on the papal crosier crowned with a triple papal cross.

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