Definition of Pius XI
1. Noun. Pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939).
Generic synonyms: Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pius XI
Literary usage of Pius XI
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Vicars of Christ: Popes, Power, and Politics in the Modern World by Michael P. Riccards (1998)
"Pius XI had called back to Rome another Benedict protege, ... Almost as if seeking to choose his successor, Pius XI encouraged Pacelli to visit the ..."
2. The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes by Philip Schaff (1919)
"... all heretics,' and Pius XI. in his encyclical on Church Union, 1928. Mary, in accordance with the petition of the Provincial Baltimore Council, 1843, ..."
3. Test Case: Italy, Ethiopia, and the League of Nations by George W. Baer (1976)
"Just before his death in 1939 Pius XI said: "Late, too late, in my life, I have discovered that the dangers that threaten religion do not come only from one ..."
4. Incantation of the Law Against Inept Critics: A Guide to Cryptic Thinking by Morten St. George (2006)
"Therefore, we will try Pius XI as a point of departure in our pursuit of the six ... Pius XI was elected Pope in February 1922 and he died in February 1939; ..."
5. Confront the Now Create the Future by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"According to his description of what is apparently Pope Pius XI, there will be six more popes after him before “Peter the Roman” who will be the last and, ..."