Leo or Gregory?

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The following is the caption from the photographer regarding the person here depicted:

"The guide/pamphlet for Gesu Church in Milwaukee, WI indicates this is St. Leo the Great, but I think it might be St. Gregory the Great. One of Gregory the Great's common symbols is a dove whispering into his ear. I wasn't able to find any references to a bird or dove being a symbol of Leo the Great. The tiara could be associated with either Gregory or Leo, but a double cross is usually seen with Gregory and a triple cross with Leo, so that doesn't help my argument much."

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