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|Pope Leo XIII. (18101903)|
|Leo XIII., Pope (Count Gioacchino Pecci). He was born at Carpineto near Anagni, March 2, 1810; died on July 20, 1903. He was nuncio to Belgium, 184345; was made archbishop of Perugia, 1845; cardinal, 1853; supreme pontiff, March 3, 1878. Two of his Encyclical Letters are worthy of special mention; viz., that to All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, etc., on The Condition of Labor (1891), and that to The English People on Church Unity (1895). He is author of a small volume of lyrics in Latin: Lyric Poems [Carmina] of Leo XIII., Supreme Pontiff (1883).|