Cappella Papale

Pius XI on the throne

Canonization of St. Joan Antida ThouretHis Holiness Pius XI sitting on the throne during the pontifical Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. At the papal cathedral three assisting cardinals are visible: in the cope the cardinal dean of the Holy College and the bishop of Ostia, Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, on the right hand of the Holy Father, cardinal protodeacon Gaetano Bisleti, and on the other side of the throne, the second cardinal deacon, Camillo Laurenti.