Pius XI


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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

n
(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
References in periodicals archive ?
Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin entered a convent aged just 15 and was canonised as a saint in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.
He died in 1859 and was canonized on May 31, 1925 by Pope Pius XI. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI declared St.
She was beatified by Pope Pius XI only 28 years after her death, and is one of the Church's most popular saints.
Some say that when Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925, he wanted to combat secularism and also, some say, to remind the nations of Europe that even after losing its secular power, the Catholic Church remained more important than political realms.
Although the concept of subsidiarity has been around for centuries, it was Pope Pius XI who emphasized its importance for the church's social teaching with his encyclical Quadragesimo Anno (On the Reconstruction of the Social Order), written in 1931.
In 1932, at the opening of the Vatican Pinacoteca, Pope Pius XI had railed against 'certain other so-called sacred works of art, which do not seem to evoke and present the sacred other than to disfigure it to the extent of caricature, and often going as far as true and actual profanation' (1).
Coppa's political history of the papacy avoids, for the most part, these potential pitfalls, especially between the end of the eighteenth century up until the end of the papacy of Pius XI in 1939.
Daet Bishop Gilbert Garcera, chair of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family and Life, made the announcement during a two-day symposium on same-sex attraction at the Pope Pius XI Catholic Center in Paco, Manila.
The subsequent interventions of Popes Benedict XV and Pius XI and the far-sighted and artistically trained apostolic delegate to China, Celso Costantini, encouraged a return to a more indigenous expression of Chinese devotion.
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
In this book, Peter Conslaves, a teacher at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome considers, explores Gandhi's relationship, or lack thereof, with Pope Pius XI, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis.
Hunt is principal of Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, Wis.