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Spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 until his death. Cardinal-archbishop of Krakow. Authored numerous books.


DS - Document Signed, folio on vellum, measure 15"x9.5" dated 11 September 2004.  Papal commendation for a clergyman of the Archdiocese of Vienna, Austria. Signed by papal secretary of state, Angelo Cardinal Sodano (1927-2002) bearing his red stamp seal of office.  Near mint.


Angelo Raffaele Sodano, GCC was an Italian Catholic prelate and, from 1991 onward, a cardinal. He was the Dean of the College of Cardinals from 2005 to 2019 and Cardinal Secretary of State from 1991 to 2006; Sodano was the first person since 1828 to serve simultaneously as Dean and Secretary of State.


PAUL II, John Pope & Saint (1920-2005)

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