Some readers keep asking for more photos of prelates lying in state. I have a really hard time finding these and I am sorry that I kept you waiting for so long. I hope the following three photos will make up for that:
Antolín Cardinal Monescillo y Viso, Bishop of Calahorra y la Calzada (1861-1865), Bishop Jaén (1865-1877), Archbishop of Valencia (1877-1892), Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain (1892 - 1897). This photo was taken in the chapel of the archiepiscopal palace in Toledo in 1897. I don't even know if it qualifies as "lying in state", since there is no coffin. Does anybody know anything about this? Why is the late Cardinal lying on the ground?
Two photos of Franziskus Cardinal von Bettinger, Archbishop of Munich (1909-1917).