ALFRINK, BERNARD JAN CARDINAL (1900-87)
Dutch-born cardinal; archbishop of Utrech fromm 1955-75. Elevated to the cardinalate in 1960. A leading voice at the Second Vatican Council (sat on the board of the Council presidency). DS – Document Signed. Postal first day cover dated 1959, commemorating the Archdiocese of Bonn, Germany. Accompanied by a small reprint image of Alfrink.
Antoniutti, Ildebrando Cardinal (1898-1974)
Italian cardinal; distinguised papal diplomat. ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, on Apostolic Nunciature Spain letterhead. Dated June 10, 1954. Friendly letter to a colleague. Antonutti thanks his correspondent for the letter of June 3rd and for the recommendations to him. He adds to the letter the request of Javier Dieta [Antonutti writes from […]
Arinze, Francis Cardinal (1932- )
Baggio, Sebastiano Cardinal (1913-93)
Italian cardinal; Apostolic Delegate to Canada and Papal Nuncio to Brazil. Council Father (1962-65). ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, 22 August 1971, as Archbishop of Cagliari. Penned on his heraldic-crested stationery. Reads: Dear Excellency: Here I am. Finally decided to please my brother and happy that there is another person – and what […]