Giacomo della Chiesa died 100 years ago today
Centenary of the Death of Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922)
It was at 6:00 am local time, exactly 100 years ago today, that His Holiness Pope Benedict XV breathed his last. January 22, 1922, was a Sunday.
After almost seven-and-a-half years, Benedict’s pontificate was over. The Pope’s death was not sudden but had announced itself, as it were, a few days in advance. Tragically, there had been some premature reports of the Pope’s passing, but on Jan. 22, the official confirmation came from the Vatican.
The following are clips of some newspaper title pages of Jan.… READ MORE