Gioacchino Pecci

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Noun1.Gioacchino Pecci - Italian pope from 1878 to 1903 who was interested in the advancement of learning and who opened the Vatican secret archives to all scholars
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(10) Notable alumni of this academy were as follows: Carlo Rezzonico who would become Pope Clement XIII (1758-1769); Cardinal Ercole Consalvi who skillfully represented Pope Pius VII at the Congress of Vienna in 1815; Annibale Della Genga, later Pope Leo XII (1823-1829); Gioacchino Pecci, the future Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903); Cardinal Merry Del Val, who would serve as Secretary of State under Pope St.
The earliest hint of this viewpoint can be found in a Lenten Letter entitled "The Church and Civilization" written in February 1877 by Cardinal Gioacchino Pecci, Archbishop of Perugia, who one year later became Pope Leo XIII.