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Leo XIII   Listen

Italian pope from 1878 to 1903 who was interested in the advancement of learning and who opened the Vatican secret archives to all scholars.  Synonyms: Gioacchino Pecci, Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci.

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"Leo XIII" Quotes from Famous Books

... 8th Sacrament for a priest, urging the clergy to give themselves earnestly to study, and he says that great troubles have come upon us because the sacred ark of knowledge was found in other hands than those of the Levites. Leo XIII wrote in one of his great encyclicals that "Every minister of holy religion must bring to the struggle the full energy of his mind and all his power of endurance." What about the laity? We cannot ...
— The Education of Catholic Girls • Janet Erskine Stuart

... Pope to open a house in Rome, and they went also to Paris on the invitation of the queen (1601). At the time of the French Revolution they had charge of forty hospitals, from all of which they were expelled. The founder was canonised in 1690, and named as patron of hospitals by Leo XIII. in 1898. ...
— History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French • Rev. James MacCaffrey

Words linked to "Leo XIII" :   Catholic Pope, pontiff, pope, Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci, Holy Father, Vicar of Christ, Bishop of Rome, Gioacchino Pecci, Roman Catholic Pope

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