Lot 118 of 145:
Pope Pius X Blessing in Exquisite Frame  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,680
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Manuscript Note Signed as Pope, Exquisitely Framed

Author:
Pius X [Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto] (1835-1914)

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Date:
c. 1910

Description:
Autograph Note in French, signed as Pope, in the lower margin of a 12¼x8½ sheet with mounted photograph. Exquisitely matted and framed in a hand-carved, ornate frame with the Coat-of-Arms of Pius X at top. Became Pope in 1903. Pius X was greatly interested in social questions, particularly improving the condition of the poor. He abolished the right of veto at papal elections in 1903, inaugurated reforms in church music, and began revision of ecclesiastical laws (Codex Juris Canonici). His death was hastened by the outbreak of World War I. He condemned theological modernism and revolutionary movements in his encyclical Pascendi (1907), but was a champion of social reforms. He reformed the liturgy, re-codified canon law, and was canonized in 1954.

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Condition:
Fine


 
Item number:
194010
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