Papa Angelicus

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A belief arose in 13th-cent. Italy that some Pope would revive Apostolic simplicity and zeal in the Church and inaugurate a new age. In the Prophecies of Malachy, the 106th Pope, i.e. Pius XII, is so designated.

Subjects: Christianity.

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