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Pope Leo, XIII

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Pope Leo, XIII

Roman Catholic Pope. Born Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele, he wasthe sixth of the seven sons. His election changed the course of the papacy, he was a modern man of his time. Leo XIII is most remembered for his 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, On the Condition of Labor. This encyclical has become universally recognized as the inaugural document of the tradition of Catholic social teaching and the benchmark against which all subsequent documents have been evaluated.

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  • Added: 22 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8812531
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pope Leo, XIII (2 Mar 1810–20 Jul 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8812531, citing Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .