1936 Press Photo EDGENIO CARDINAL PACELLI CATHOLIC CHURCH PAPAL BISHOP FRANCIS

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EDGENIO CARDINAL PACELLI, PAPAL SECRETARY OF STATE WITH BISHOP FRANCIS J. SPELLMAN.The Venerable Pope Pius XII (Latin: Pius PP. XII; Italian: Pio XII), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (2 March 1876 – 9 October 1958), reigned as Pope, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State, from 2 March 1939 until his death in 1958.Before election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, papal nuncio and Cardinal Secretary of State, in which capacity he worked to conclude treaties with European and Latin American nations, most notably the Reichskonkordat with Nazi Germany. His leadership of the Catholic Church during World War II remains the subject of continued historical controversy.(WIKIPEDIA)
Photo measures 7 x 9 in.

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