Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1800-2005) Part VIII

Pope Benedict XV

His Eminence Giacomo Cardinal della Chiesa, Cardinal Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati, Archbishop of Bologna. Elected Bishop of Rome on 3 September 1914 in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, taking the name Benedict XV.

Pope Benedict XV died on 22 January 1922 in Rome. He was buried on 26 January in the Grottoes of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica.

The monument to Pope Benedict XV was executed by Pietro Canonica.

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