Pope Pius XI
|Pope Pius XI|
|File:Pius PP. XI Achille Ratti 6.II.1922-10.II.1939.jpg|
|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|
Pope Pius XI (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., 31 May 1857–10 February 1939), born Achille Ratti, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 260th Pope from 1922 to 1939.
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.
Cardinal Ratti was elected pope on February 6, 1922; and he chose the name Pope Pius XI.
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- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Ratti