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(ALEXANDER VII) (1599-1667)
Born Fabio Chigi. Pope from 1655 until his death in 1667. Papal decree dated 1658, issued in the name of Alexander to Francesco Soranzo, a member of the nobility and House of Soranzo. Young Francesco seeks permission to be ordained to the priesthood which was granted by this papal decree. There were many distinguished members of […]
(Consalvi, Ercole Cardinal) (1757 – 1824)
(LEO XII) (1760-1829)
Born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiorre Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga. Prior to the papacy, Della Genga was a papal diplomat and apostolic nuncio serving in Switzerland and Germany. He was in ill health from the time of his election to the papacy to his death less than six years later, although he was noted for enduring […]
Breve dated 20 December 1889, signed on behalf of the pope by Mieczysław Cardinal Halka-Ledóchowski. Document bestows certain liturgical favors on the Basilica of Saint Nicolai, Nantes France. Dimensions: 15.25″x5.25″. Bears the red rubber stamp papal seal. Usual folds and very light toning; overall a handsome example. Ledòchowski (1822-1902) enjoyed an illustrious ecclesiastical career. Served as […]