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Pope Leo XIII

Pope Leo was born Count Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci in 1810.  He is also the oldest Pope having died at the age of 93. He was ordained on December 31, 1837 by the Vicar of Rome and  officiated mass with his brother. In 1846 Pope Leo became Archbishop of Perugia, a title he would hold until 1877. On February 7, 1878 Pope PIus IX passed away and a Papal Conclave was held. He became Pope that same year. He is also known for his Papal Encyclicals “Rerum Novorum” and “Providentissimus Deus” Pope Leo XIII died in 1903. He was the first Pope born in the nineteenth century and first Pope to die in the twentieth century.


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