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Pius XI

Originally Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti. 1857-1939.
Pope (1922-1939) who signed a treaty with Benito Mussolini granting papal sovereignty over Vatican City.

Pius XI

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(Biography) original name Achille Ratti. 1857–1939, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1922–39). He signed the Lateran Treaty (1929), by which the Vatican City was recognized as an independent state. His encyclicals condemned Nazism and Communism
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Noun1.Pius XI - pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)Pius XI - pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)
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The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
In 1922, Pope Benedict XV died; he was succeeded by Pius XI.
Conclusion: Popes Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII, and Paul VI, endeavoured to prevent the spread of the modernistic errors of this pseudo-scholar, who, as he himself confessed in a letter to a priest friend, has apostatized but deliberately remained within the Church to more easily spread his errors {The Strange Faith of Teilhard de Chardin).
In 1925, Pope Pius XI hosted the Universal Missionary exhibition at the Vatican gardens.
The concordat with Germany was signed by Pope Pius XI.
The topics include the Vatican and the US in the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-36, the Holy See and Chicago Cardinal Mundelein's insult of Hitler in 1937, the problem of birth control in the US under the papacy of Pius XI, Vatican transnationalism, the "crusade" of Pius XI against anti-Semitism and the "silence" of Pius XII, and the repudiation of totalitarianisms by the late Pius XI.
Pope Pius XI would go so far as to say that the state has become "a slave, bound over to the service of human passion and greed.
Why not concede that Pius XI, when he banned contraceptives, simply blundered, and that all the rest has been a sour comedy of celibate malice in blunderland?
St John was canonised in 1925 by Pope Pius XI who four years later also made him the principal patron saint of parish priests worldwide.
Leo XIII and Pius XI, the two popes who wrote most extensively on conscience between the First and Second Vatican Councils, beatified and canonized More in 1886 and 1935, respectively.
Did the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Pius XI, and Eugenio Pacelli, the Cardinal Secretary of State (the future Pope Pius XII), turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the plight of Germany's Jews in the 1930s?
Pius XI was a reactionary autocrat, but whatever reservations one might have about him as pope, Achille Ratti is the hero of Pease's superbly researched and highly enlightening book, and deservedly so.