Bishop Joseph M. Gilmore : First Native Bishop of Helena
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This envelope contained the papal bulls concerning the appointment of Gilmore as Bishop of Helena. The front is addressed to Bishop Gilmore from the Apostalic Delegate to the United States, Cardinal Cicognani, who was respsonsible for transmitting official communications to U.S. bishops from Rome. It bears a note from Bishop Gilmore detailing what was inside: "Bulls of Appointment, Consecration, Etc." The back bears three wax seals (broken) along the opening seam.
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Papal Bull Envelope frontPapal Bull Envelope front
Papal Bull Envelope backPapal Bull Envelope back