La Voz de Pius XII

La Voz De Su Santidad Pius XII (Mexico) / c. 1940

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Design: The simple yet dignified symmetrical layout mainly features a classic Gothic font called Engravers Old English, which was designed by an American, Morris Fuller Benton, in 1907.

History: Cardinal Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (1876-1958) took the name of Pius XII on being elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 1939. Evidently this recording, 'A Prayer for Peace,' was given in the Spanish language, with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the background, and made for the church by RCA Victor. Label scan courtesy of collector Joaquin Lopez of Mexico.




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