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Leo XIII

256th Pope Leo XIII

Full Name: Vincenzo G Pecci
Profession: 256th Pope

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Born: March 2, 1810
Birthplace: Carpineto, Papal States
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: July 20, 1903 (aged 93)

Historical Events

  • 1878-04-21 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
  • 1878-12-28 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
  • 1879-08-04 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris
  • 1880-02-10 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
  • 1881-06-29 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
  • 1884-04-20 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry"
  • 1885-11-01 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
  • 1885-12-22 Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee
  • 1888-06-20 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas
  • 1890-01-10 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
  • 1890-11-20 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions"
  • 1891-05-15 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum
  • 1891-11-30 Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published
  • 1893-11-18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
  • 1900-07-21 Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite
  • 1900-12-17 Pope Leo XIII closes the 'Holy Door' of St Peter's in Rome, ending the Jubilee Year of 1900
  • 1901-01-18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
  • 1901-04-15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
  • 1902-04-15 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
  • 1902-12-25 Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements

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