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TISSERANT, Eugene Gabriel Cardinal (1884-1972)



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French cardinal; seminary professor; French Army intelligence officer in WWII; curator and Pro-Prefect of the Vatican Library; a leading
voice of the Second Vatican Council.

SP – Signed Photograph: 4″x5.5″ black and white matte finish image, signed and dated May 1963. Traces of mounting to verso, otherwise very good to fine.

Tisserant was a widely respected academic and senior member of the Roman Curia. He also possessed a rather dominant personality.  It is, perhaps, somewhat surprising that, rather humbly, he attributes his appointment to the Academie primarily due to a vacancy with the death of Cardinal Franz Ehrle, SJ., another brilliant academician.

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