A Century of Popes: Pius XI: February 6, 1922 - February 10, 1939 (17 years) Print
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:22
The Pope of the missing encyclical which was apparently written to denounce Nazism and anti-semitism - but Pope Pius XI died before it could be promulgated.

This video contains fascinating footage of the last year of his pontificate: a list of his "firsts" (apparently he was a ground-breaker like John XXIII and John Paul II): images of the great flood that covered Rome in 1938, of Italy under Mussolini, and Pius's death in 1939.