Pope Pius XI (1939)

Footage №66934, 1 part, black-white
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Reel №1

A documentary about a few scenes from the life of Pope Pius XI and his election as successor to Pope Pius XII. February 10, 1939 the Christian Catholic World suffered a loss - died Pope Pius XI - 259 th Pope (6 February 1922 - 10 February 1939).

A brilliant scientist and diplomat, Pius XI extended the diplomatic relations of the Holy See.

Due to their prisoners with the Italian government Vatican Lutheran agreements acquired the status of an independent state, after which it was concluded more than 45 concordats.

Appearing after the election at the outer loggia of St.

Peter, Pius XI proclaimed for the first time there the blessing Urbi et orbi (city and the world).

Pope Pius at the opening of the Vatican's radio station before the microphone with the famous actor Marconi.

Blessing of people from the lodge the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

Thousands of people are going to say goodbye to the Pope.


Notre Dame Cathedral.

After the memorial service out members of the French government: Edouard Daladier, Paul Renaud, General Castello, General Gouraud.

Catholics number of Statistics (350m. in the world).


The election of Cardinal Pacelli 260th Pope Pius XII (March 2, 1939 - 9 October 1958).

Visit the International Exhibition of 1937, Cardinal Pacelli.


The religious ceremony.

Speech by the pope in different languages.

Pope in Budapest.

Performance in Hungarian.

The proclamation of Cardinal Pacelli Pope Pius XII. The coronation of Pope Pius XII in St.

Peter's Square at the Vatican March 12, 1939

Key words

Vatican, France, 1930, Religion, Pope, Italy, personalities

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