- 13 March 1976 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 colour photograph
Name of creator
Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini was the second child of Giorgio and Giuditta Alghisi, Giovanni Battista Montini was born in Concesio, Brescia, on 26 September 1897. He was ordained on 19 May 1920. He studied philosophy, civil law and canon law. In 1923 he was appointed attaché at the Apostolic Nunciature in Warsaw and a year served in the Vatican's Secretariat of State. During his service to the Holy See, he also taught the history of papal diplomacy at the Lateran University, until 13 December 1937 when Pius XI appointed him Substitute of the Secretariat of State. In November 1952 he was appointed Pro-Secretary of State for General Affairs and two years later appointed Archbishop of Milan. On 21 June 1963 he was elected pope and took the name Paul VI.
After a brief illness, he died on 6 August 1978 in Castel Gandolfo.
Pope Francis beatified him on 19 October 2014.
He was canonised on 14 October 2018 by Pope Francis.
Artefact deposited with the Archive - date unknown; depositor unknown
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Image of the framed Papal Bull erecting the Diocese of East Anglia. Close up of signature block on right.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Digital object metadata