New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Pius VIII

Pope Pius VIIIArticle

Reigned from 31 March 1829 to 1 December 1830. Born on 20 November 1761 in Cingoli, Italy as Francesco Xaverio Castiglione; died in Rome, Italy. He was Bishop of Monalto, and of Cesena, CardinalBishop of Frascati, and grand penitentiary. During his reign the Catholic Emancipation Bill was passed in England in 1829. He published a Brief in 1830 which declared that marriage could be blessed by the Church only when the proper promises were made as regards the education of the children. He was especially versed in canon law, numismatics, and biblical literature.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Pius VIII”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2017. Web. 20 September 2017. <>