Commemorative Medal and Case of Benedict XVI

Commemorative Medal of Pope Benedict XVI

The medal is an image of Pope Benedict in a red leather case depicting his coat of arms.

In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, a friend of the Papal Artifacts’ Expert, was given this medal and its case as a gift from the pope when he visited Washington, D. C. He in turn donated it to the Collection.

Papal Artifacts gratefully acknowledges the donations of Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinatti, Ohio, and formerly the bishop of Duluth, Minnesota. The photo of the Pope and the Archbishop shown here depicts a moment in Rome separate from Benedict’s visit to the United States.