Pope Pius XI timeline

  • Ambrogio Ratti (Pius XI) elected Pope

    Pope Pius XI (Latin: Pius PP. XI; Italian: Pio XI; 31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, was Pope from 6 February... Read more

  • Pope Pius XI dies

    Pope Pius had been ailing for a while, when, on 25 November 1938, he suffered two heart attacks within several hours. He had serious breathing... Read more