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Pope Benedict XV

(Giacomo della Chiesa)

1914.09.03 – 1922.01.22

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Successor of the Prince of the Apostles

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Patriarch of the West

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome

Servant of the Servants of God


Episcopal Motto: In te Domine speravi, non confundar in æternum

Born:1854.11.21 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1878.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1907.12.22
Created Cardinal:1914.05.25
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1914.09.03
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1914.09.06
Died:1922.01.22 († 67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna (Italy) (1907.12.18 – 1914.09.03)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1914.05.28 – 1914.09.03)

Abbot Ordinary of Subiaco (Italy) (1914.09.03 – 1915)

Supreme Pontiff (1914.09.03 [1914.09.06] – 1922.01.22)

Prefect of Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office (1914.09.03 – 1922.01.22)

Prefect of Sacred Consistorial Congregation (1914.09.03 – 1922.01.22)

Grand Master of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (1914.09.03 – 1922.01.22)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Churches (1917.05.01 – 1922.01.22)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 32 Cardinals (5 Consistories)

Documents Issued:
30 Documents 30 Documents

Buried at:
Papal Basilica Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano, Vatican City State (Monument)


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