Memorial for HM King Francesco II
Photo by New York Scugnizzo*
|SG Francesco II di Borbone|
Suffering from diabetes, Francesco II died on December 27, 1894 in Arco, then part of the Trentino region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Interred inside the Chiesa dello Spirito Santo dei Napoletani in Rome, the Royal Family were moved to the Bourbon chapel inside the Basilica di Santa Chiara in Napoli in 1984. On December 16, 2020 Francesco was officially declared a Servant of God, opening the beatification process of this devoutly religious King. Viva o Rre!
~ Giovanni di Napoli, December 26th, Feast of Santo Stefano primo Martire (amended on January 11, 2021, Feast of St. Hyginus, PM)