Letter from Pope Pius XII to athletes, 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Pamphlet
Date Used
24 Oct 1956
25 Nov 1956
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Brief Description
A cream-coloured pamphlet with brown ink, containing a translation of a letter written in French by His Holiness Pope Pius XII, on 24 October, 1956, addressed to the athletes competing at the Games of the XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956. Letter was printed and distributed as a pamphlet during the Olympic Pontifical Mass, held at Como Park in Melbourne, during the Games, on 25 November, 1956.
0 - Whole: H: 187 W: 126 D: 1mm (H: 7 3/8 W: 4 15/16 D: 1/16")
0 - Whole: H: 187 W: 250 D: 1mm (H: 7 3/8 W: 9 13/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
24 Oct 1956
25 Nov 1956
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the Estate of Father George Maher.


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