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Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI, Achille Ratti, (May 31, 1857 - February 10, 1939) was Pope from February 6, 1922 until February 10, 1939. He issued the encylical Quas Primas establishing the feast of Christ the King. The main idea here is that the Catholic religion, beliefs, morality, and rule must spread itself to all areas of human living: the home, the city, politics, economics, art, etc.

Preceded by:
Pope Benedict XV
List of popesSucceeded by:
Pope Pius XII