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Pius XII

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

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