VII per P. Patritium Gauchat, ofm conv. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et recentioris aevi sive summorum pontificum, S. IX usque ad pontificatum Benedicti PP.
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X usque ad Pontificatum Benedicti PP. XV Edited by Zenon Pieta, O. Padua: Edizioni Messaggero Padova. Although this tome, heavy in weight and large in format, is a very important and useful reference tool, it cannot be reviewed critically by anyone who does not have access to the Vatican Archives and the other unpublished sources on which it is based.
Therefore, a merely descriptive notice must suffice. This ninth volume in the series initiated by Father Konrad Eubel in has appeared twenty-four years after the eighth and is the work of Polish Conventual Franciscans. It contains, besides the prelates named in the title, the archbishops and bishops appointed by Leo XIII who continued in office under his two immediate successors.
It also includes the bishops of the Oriental rites about whom no material is found in papal documents; information regarding their election and the state of their dioceses is drawn from published sources.
As in the preceding volumes, the extensive footnotes, usually occupying two-thirds of each page, provide not only biographical sketches of the prelates but also statistical data about their dioceses unless they held titular sees. For example, for George William Mundelein one must look in two places: first, under the titular see of Loryma in Caria , to which he was appointed in p.
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