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Pope Leo XIII

(Vincenzo Gioacchino Pecci)

1878.02.20 – 1903.07.20

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


Born:1810.03.02 (Carpineto Romano, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1837.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1843.02.19
Created Cardinal:1853.12.19
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1878.02.20
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1878.03.03
Died:1903.07.20 (Vatican City State † 93)

Titular Archbishop of Tamiathis (1843.01.27 – 1846.01.19)

Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium (1843.01.28 – 1846.01.19)

Archbishop-Bishop of Perugia (Italy) (1846.01.19 – 1878.02.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Crisogono (1853.12.22 – 1878.02.20)

Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Reverend Apostolic Camera (1877.09.21 – 1878.02.20)

Supreme Pontiff (1878.02.20 [1878.03.03] – 1903.07.20)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 147 Cardinals (27 Consistories)

Documents Issued:
93 Documents 93 Documents

Saints Proclaimed:
149 Saints (4 ceremonies), 218 Blesseds (29 ceremonies)

Buried at:
Arcibasilica Papale di Santissimo Salvatore e Santi Giovanni Battista ed Evangelista al Laterano, Roma, Italy (Tomb monument)


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