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Noun: Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti
  1. Italian pope from 1846 to 1878 who in 1854 declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
    - Pius IX, Giovanni Mastai-Ferretti

Type of: Bishop of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, pontiff, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar of Christ

Encyclopedia: Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti