Monday, December 25, 2006

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1800-2005) Part II

Pope Leo XII

His Eminence Annibale Cardinal della Genga, Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere, former Bishop of Senigallia with the title of Archbishop ad personam, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Ecclesiastical Immunity, Vicar General of His Holiness for the City of Rome, Archpriest of the Patriarchal Liberian Basilica. Elected Bishop of Rome on 28 September 1823 in the Quirinal Apostolic Palace, taking the name Leo XII; crowned on 5 October.

Pope Leo XII died on 10 February 1829 in Rome. He was buried on 15 February in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica. His remains were transferred on 5 December 1830 to the Grottoes of the same basilica to a location before the altar of St Leo the Great.

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