Pius XII

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POPE PIUS XII

Official name : Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli
Nationality : Italy

Born : March 2, 1876
Deceased : October 9, 1958

Titular Archbishop of Sardes, 1917-1929
Cardinal 1929
Camerlengo, 1935-1939
Pope, 1939-1958

Arms of Pius XII

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Pius XII used the Pacelli arms , with a canting Dove of Peace. His Brother Francesco Pacelli, was made a Papal Marquis and Italian Prince for his part in brokering the Lateran Accord which setteled the Relationship with the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy. His arms was the Pacelli Arms with a Red Dexter Post bearing the Papal Keys and Tiara.

Arms of Pius XII

As cardinal
Arms of Pius XII

The arms on a postcard
Arms of Pius XII

The arms on a mosaic near the Pius XII seminary,
Washington DC, USA

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