PIUS XII San Lorenzo (Rome) 1943

On 19 July 1943, in dramatic conditions, Pius XII wanted to go to the San Lorenzo neighbourhood alone and without an escort, right where there had just been violent bombings, to embrace the Romans.

a-Pio-XII
b-Pio-XII
c-Pio-XII
d-Pio-XII

Private Collection

2017/ Pencil, pastel and digital
Size: 420 x 594 mm

Diego Bottazzi