Lot 203: Italian Pope (1881–1963), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who ascended the papal throne in 1958 and served until his death. As the guiding force behind the historic Second Vatican Council, John ushered in the most sweeping reforms the Catholic Church had undergone in centuries. TLS in French, signed "Ang. Gus. Roncalli," one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, Nonciature Apostolique de France letterhead, August 17, 1950. Letter to Monseigneur l'Eveque in Paris concering "a relation of the triennial Séminaires." In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, a couple pencil notations, and a spot of mild toning. Accompanied by a souvenir biographical card bearing one of the Pope's red wax seals and an unsigned photo of Father Giovanni Paolo I.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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