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This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Handwritten document on parchment, dated 1753 and with original lead seal bearing the inscription "Benedictus Papa XIV". Ancient Latin text of not easy and immediate interpretation; papal arrangement with administrative technical content, about the consecration of a chapelWith certificate of authenticity COA.Size: approx 22 x 34 cmIn very good condition.Pope Benedict XIV, in Latin: Benedictus PP. XIV, born Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini (Bologna, 31 March 1675 – Rome, 3 May 1758), was the 247th Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church from 17 August 1740 (day of the election on the 255th ballot) until his death.During his pontificate, considered one of the most significant in the history of the papacy in the modern age, he carried out a series of reforms in the spirit of the Catholic Enlightenment of Muratorian inspiration. Politically realistic and modern in dealing with relations with atheists and non-Catholics, Benedict XIV put into practice a series of decrees aimed at filling the political-administrative gaps left by previous popes. Proponent of a not only humanist, but also scientific patronage, Pope Lambertini changed attitude from the 1950s, when the anticlerical tendencies of the Enlightenment became increasingly alarming, which saw the Jesuit order as his main antagonist. 21248873

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