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Pius XII

Syllabification: Pi·us XII
Pronunciation: /ˌpīəs THəˈ twelfTH
 
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Definition of Pius XII in English:

( 1876–1958), pope 1939–58; born Eugenio Pacelli. He upheld the neutrality of the Roman Catholic Church during World War II and was criticized after the war for failing to condemn Nazi atrocities.

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