Pope St. Pius X: Zucchetto with Significant Document
Pope St. Pius X: Zucchetto with Significant Document Signed by Pope St. Paul VI
The Card Attached to the Zucchetto
(From) Giovanni Gornato, cameriere to Pope Pius X. I give it to brother Alexander, brother-in-law of Don Carlo Pesci on (the occasion of) the death of Signor Alexander on 12/10 or 11. (Year not included.)
A Cameriere means several things in Italian, such as a manservant, a head waiter or a valet.
So Giovanni Gornato was most likely Pope Pius X’s valet.
And the Documentation that Makes this Item so Rare & So Unusual!
Documentation of this Zucchetto Archbishop Giovanni Montini
Pope St. Paul VI
July 15, 1955
Father Richard Kunst, Curator:
I have never seen a significant papal relic, which is what this zucchetto is, attested to by a future pope.
The document accompanying the zucchetto was signed by the Archbishop of Milan, Giovanni Montini, the future Pope St. Paul VI.
The document is what makes this a unique piece.
The seals on the zuchetto are the seals of the diocese of Milan.