Pope Pius XI facts
|Pope Pius XI|
|Papacy began||6 February 1922|
|Papacy ended||10 February 1939|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict XV|
|Successor||Pope Pius XII|
|Birth name||Achille Ratti|
|Born||31 May 1857
Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire
|Died||10 February 1939
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
|Motto||Raptim Transit (It goes by swiftly)
Pax Christi in Regno Christi (The Peace of Christ in the Realm of Christ)
|Other Popes named Pius|
Ratti was ordained as a priest in 1875.
Father Ratti was a professor at the Padua Seminary from 1882 to 1888. He worked at Ambrosian Library of Milan from 1888 to 1911; and at the Vatican Library from 1911-1914.
In 1921, Ratti was made a cardinal.
Cardinal Ratti was elected pope on February 6, 1922; and he chose the name Pope Pius XI.
Some of his decisions were controversial. He signed the Lateran Concordat with Italy in 1929; and he signed the Reichskoncordat with Germany in 1933.
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