Benedict XIV, Clement XIV, and Clement XV.
Once again, as Britain rocks in the aftermath of the Brexit’ votes, I sought solace from the bust of Pope Benedict XIV in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. There is a brief summary for non-Latinists at the bottom.
Res mira! Hodie ridentem inveni magnum et carum pontificem! Quem saepe lugentem, miserum inveneram, quinimmo paene flentem, tot miseriis adflictum propter vulnera in Ecclesiam Militantem his