A 3 Page Letter Written & Signed by Cardinal Giacomo della Chiesa Entirely in His Own Hand
The Papal Artifacts’ Collection has acquired several letters written by Pope Benedict XV, some of which contain the letter-head of his papacy.
This letter is untranslated but contains the unique red letterhead of his coat of arms as Cardinal-Archbishop of Bologna.
The affectionate salutation attests to the tenderhearted greetings he has for the recipient of this letter, most probably, his sister, Giulia.
Pope Benedict XV reigned from 1914 – 1922. Despite the myriad gifts he brought to the Church, including his immense generosity to the poor during WW I and his enormous diplomatic skills that were rejected by both the Allied and Axis powers, he is considered to be the most forgotten Pope of the 20th century. Any item belonging to this Pope is considered rare and of great value to this Collection.