MERE are some of the chief
Ix events in the life of Pope Pius X11.
March 2, 1876: Born in Rome,
the second son of Filippo and Virginia (Graziosi) Pacelli.
April 2, 1899: Ordained priest in Rome at the age of 23.
February 8, 1901: Appointed to Papal Secretariate of State.
May 8, 1905: Named a Domestic Prelate.
February 1, 1914: Appointed Secretary of the Sacred Congrega tion of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs by Pope Benedict XV. April 20, 1917: Appointed Papal Nuncio to Bavaria.
May 13, 1917: Consecrated titular Archbishop of Sardes by Pope Benedict XV — the day Our Lady appeared to the children at Fatima.
January 22, 1920: Appointed Papal Nuncio in Berlin.
December 16, 1929: Created Cardinal by Pope Pius XI.
February 10, 1930: Appointed Papal Secretary of State. October, 1934: Named Papal Legate to Buenos Aires International Eucharistic Congress.
April 1, 1935: Appointed Camel.lengo to the Holy Roman Church thus to become head of the Sacred College after the death of a Pope
April, 1935: Named Papal Legate to the Lourdes Triduum, when Masses were said for 72 consecutive hours.
October, 1936: Visited the United States.
July, 1937: Named Papal Legate to Lisieux.
March, 1938: Named Papal Legate to the Budapest International Eucharistic Congress.
March 2, 1939: Elected Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ at ballot of the Conclave, receiving 61 of the 62 votes. It was the new Pope's 63rd birthday.
March 12, 1939: Crowned at St Peter's, October 20. 1939: Issued first Encyclical, Summi Pantificams. December 24, 1939: Addressed Christmas message to Cardinals. outlining conditions necessary fo; a just peace.
May 13, 1942: Celebrated 25th anniversary of his consecration.
February 18, 1946: Created 32 new Cardinals — a record numbel at one Consistory
April 2, 1949: Fiftieth anniversary of his ordination.
• May 26, 1949: Issued Papal Bul proclaiming 1950 a Holy Year.
December 24, 1949: Opened the 25th Holy Year, a year of canonisations, beatifications and immense pilgrimages.
November 1, 1950: Proclaimed the Dogma of the Assumption, the ceremony taking place in St. Peter's Square.
January 6, 1953: Revised the Church's laws relaxing the rules Concerning fasting and abstinence and greatly extended Evening Mass.
January 12, 1953: Created 24 new Cardinals.
September 8, 1953: Issi, Ency: Iical ploclaimin '-'ur I Yea May 29, 1954: Canonised Popc Pius X.
December 24, 195$: Laid down "three condition*" necessary for an adequate international agreement on atomic weapons
Continued On Supplement p. IV,