Benedictus PP. XVI

At Saint Mary Major

His Holiness Benedict XVI in the Paschal choir dress and Leo XIII’s stole at the throne of Pius XII during the Rosary in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. It was a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the political unification of Italy, when the Pope entrusted the country to the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 26, 2011 (photo: REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico).