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Coat of Pope Pius XI - New York City, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 40° 42.794 W 074° 00.172
18T E 584223 N 4507402
Quick Description: Coat of Pope Pius XI above the entrance to St. Andrew's
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2016 3:13:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMT5W5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Pope Pius XI, born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti[a] (31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), reigned as Pope from 6 February 1922 to his death in 1939. He was the first sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state on 11 February 1929. He took as his papal motto, "Pax Christi in Regno Christi," translated "The Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ."

Pius XI issued numerous encyclicals, including Quadragesimo anno on the 40th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's groundbreaking social encyclical Rerum novarum, highlighting the capitalistic greed of international finance, the dangers of socialism/communism, and social justice issues, and Quas primas, establishing the feast of Christ the King. The encyclical Studiorum ducem, promulgated 29 June 1923, was written on the occasion of the 6th centenary of the canonization of Thomas Aquinas, whose thought is acclaimed as central to Catholic philosophy and theology. The encyclical also singles out the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum as the preeminent institution for the teaching of Aquinas: "ante omnia Pontificium Collegium Angelicum, ubi Thomam tamquam domi suae habitare dixeris" (before all others the Pontifical Angelicum College, where Thomas can be said to dwell).

He died on 10 February 1939 in the Apostolic Palace and is buried in the Papal Grotto of Saint Peter's Basilica. In the course of excavating space for his tomb, two levels of burial grounds were uncovered which revealed bones now venerated as the bones of St. Peter.

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: Ecclesiastical (prelates and their seats)

Full name of the bearer: Pope Pius XI, born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
above the entrance to St. Andrew's Church


Material / Design: Stone

Address:
20 Cardinal Hayes Pl, New York, NY 10007, USA


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Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

Blazon (heraldic description): Not listed

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