Pope’s envoy to Franco

Here’s a photo from the May 19 1938 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of the newly appointed papal representative to Spain.

Gaetano Cicognani (1881-1962) had previously been the papal representative in Peru and Austria. He remained the papal representative in Spain until 1953. He was then elevated to the College of Cardinals. He doesn’t appear to have done anything particularly memorable.

His brother, Amieto, became a cardinal in 1958. They are the last pair of brothers to simultaneously serve as cardinals.

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