Benedict XV

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Ben·e·dict XV

 (bĕn′ĭ-dĭkt′) Originally Giacomo della Chiesa. 1854-1922.
Pope (1914-1922) who sponsored World War I relief efforts and sought to mediate peace.

Benedict XV

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(Biography) original name Giacomo della Chiesa. 1854–1922, pope (1914–22); noted for his repeated attempts to end World War I and for his organization of war relief
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Noun1.Benedict XV - pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)Benedict XV - pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)
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In 1922, Pope Benedict XV died; he was succeeded by Pius XI.
A statue of Pope Benedict XV stands in the courtyard of the cathedral.
In his encyclical, Pope Benedict XV did not put his finger on the fact that the visitors were quite willing to see the end of World War I.
Pope Benedict XV was archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in June 1914 when the pistol shots of a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo murdered Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie.
I want to call myself Benedict XVI to bind myself to the venerated Pope Benedict XV, who guided the church in a troubled period because of the First World War," he said.
The Pope chose the pontifical name Benedict, which comes from the Latin word meaning "the blessed", in honour of both Pope Benedict XV and Saint Benedict of Nursia.
Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922) tried unsuccessfully to end World War I and to create an international alliance among the nations of the world.
Pope Benedict XV said he prays to God that the death of Archbishop Rahho could in some way help the peace process in Iraq.
Pope Benedict XV was elected in 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the war he described as 'the suicide of Europe'.
Born Joseph Ratzinger in 1927, he chose the name Benedict XVI after Saint Benedict as well as Pope Benedict XV, who led the Church from 1914 to 1922.
His immediate predecessor in the title, Pope Benedict XV, elected just before the First World (European) War, apart from his devotion to peace and reconciliation in Europe, was known as a champion of "missionary work".