Father Richard Kunst, Curator
This 1968 papal bull from Pope Paul VI, a canonized saint, is the most modern bull I now have in this Collection. The fact that the bulla is attached makes it more valuable.
It was accompanied by two letters, one of which is signed by Paul VI on his personal letterhead paper. The other letter’s signature appears to be a copy.
The letters were written to his “Venerable Brother,” Bishop Nicanori Carolo Gavinales Chamorro.
I believe it is concerning the retirement of this bishop, but I do not have a translation of the Bull or the letters.
The fact that the first letter was signed on personal letterhead stationary by a future canonized saint makes this item a very valuable addition to this Collection. This was in 1965.
The second letter, which is a copy, was written in 1968 after the Pope had accepted the Bishop’s resignation the year before.
—Father Richard Kunst