(FRANCIS I, Pope) (1936- )
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Born Jore Mario Bergolio. Former cardinal-archbishop of Buenos Aires; former Superior General of the Argentine Society of Jesus. Elected supreme pontiff in 2013 at the age of 76.
EPH: Ephemera Rare personally-worn zucchetto (skullcap) of Pope Francis I. Acquired from the grandson of a man who knew then Monsignor (now Archbishop) Alfred Xuereb who was personal secretary to Pope Francis and second personal secretary to Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI. Accompanied by a 2014 signed note from Xuereb, statement from grandson, zucchetto and official mailing envelope. Ensemble encased in custom box featuring Francis’s coat of arms and portrait of the pontiff. A magnificent papal treasure.