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Papal Requiem

Pius X on Requiem

Pius X assisting to the funeral Holy Mass coram Summo Pontifice celebrated in the Sistine Chapel on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the death of his predecessor on the Peter’s Throne, Leo XIII, July 20, 1910. The Pope sitting on the throne is surrounded by three cardinals in cappa magna: sitting sideways to him the dean of the Holy College Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano and the cardinals deacons on the sides, including the protodeacon, Francesco Segna, on the right hand of the Pope. On the steps of the throne stays the papal master of the ceremonies mons. Francesco Riggi.