Pope Leo XIII and Blessed Dominic Barberi


Pope Leo XIII, Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci, was pope from 20th February 1878 until 20th July 1903. As Papal Nuncio in Belgium, he knew Dominic and said of him: “Father Dominic had a great reputation in Belgium and England. He was a man much given to prayer and most exemplary in his conduct as a Christian, a religious, a priest and a missionary. He was really a man of God.”

– The Passionists, Felix Ward, C.P., p. 91

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