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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Paul VI

Religion; Christianity

The last pope to be crowned with the Papal Tiara. First pope to travel to the United States. Concluded Second Vatican Council.


Religion; Christianity

Invoked papal infallibility in encyclical Munificentissimus Deus.

Pius XI

Religion; Christianity

Signed the Lateran Treaty with Italy, establishing the Vatican City as a sovereign state.

Benedict XV

Religion; Christianity

Credited for intervening for peace during World War I. Remembered by Pope Benedict XVI as "prophet of peace".

St Pius X

Religion; Christianity

Encouraged and expanded reception of Holy Communion, and combatted Modernistic theology. Most recent pope to be canonized.


Religion; Christianity

Issued the encyclical on social teaching, Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labor) and supported Christian democracy as against communism; the third-longest reigning pope after Pius ...

Pius VII

Religion; Christianity

Member of the Order of Saint Benedict. Present at Napoleon's coronation as Emperor of the French. Temporarily expelled from the Papal States by the French between 1809 and 1814.