Monument toPope Pius XI (1949) by Francesco Nagni (Achille Ratti, Desio near Milan, b. 1857/r.1922-39)
The bronze monument to Pope Pius XI was created by Francesco Nagni (1897-1977). Pope Pius XI was the first sovereign of the Stato della Città del Vaticano(Vatican City State), which was created in 1929 as a result of the Lateran Pact. The statue was made by Francesco Nagni (1897-1977) in 1949.