Giacomo della Chiesa


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Noun1.Giacomo della Chiesa - pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)Giacomo della Chiesa - pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)
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In 1914, Cardinal Giacomo Della Chiesa became pope; he took the name Benedict XV.
Born Giacomo della Chiesa in Genoa 1854, the sixth child of an ancient but poor patrician family, Benedict was ordained in 1878, spent much of his life in the Vatican's diplomatic service and became undersecretary of state in 1901.
Quindi stupisce che oggi quell'operato che fece di Giacomo Della Chiesa un uomo di Stato e un papa che comprese i problemi e le crisi della societa contemporanea, resti ancora storiograficamente marginale.