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(Achille Ratti) 1857–1939, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1922–39.
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Kertzer credits John Paul II with opening the files on the Pius XI papacy, in 2002, which made him decide to embark upon the book.
How the Catholic Church Got in Bed with Mussolini Jason Berry February 4, 2014

Aloof and bookish, Pius XI (Achille Ratti) spent years as a Vatican librarian before becoming a diplomat and cardinal.
How the Catholic Church Got in Bed with Mussolini Jason Berry February 4, 2014

noun
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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