In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr a friend of the Papal Artifacts’ Expert, was given this rosary and its case as a gift from the pope. 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.