Benedictus PP. XVI,  Papally

Stole of Pius IX


Holy Father Benedict XVI in summer choir dress before the commencement of the Rosary prayers under the slogan “with Africa and for Africa” in the Hall of Paul VI in the Vatican, October 10, 2009. This prayer meeting took place during the Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to the Dark Continent. On this occasion, the Pope used Pius IX’s stole, decorated with his coat of arms, over which one can see the image of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.