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Pius XI

  

      n   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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Pius II, Pius IV, Pius IX, Pius V

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