The card attached to the fountain pen is a document of authenticity for the item.
It states that this fountain pen was used many times by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XV.
The card was signed by Giuseppe Faggiani in Rome on June 22, 1918.
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.
Papal Artifacts honors the gift of his life to our Church and to our world.