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. The 1930s Citroen C6 Lictoria of Pius XI complete with a throne in... News PhotoHorizontal,Human Interest,International Landmark,VaticanPhotographer Collection: Gamma-Rapho 2011 Gamma-RaphoVATICAN - FEBRUARY 17: . The 1930s Citroen C6 Lictoria of Pius XI complete with a throne in the back seat. Pius XI (1922-1939), who was Pope when the pacts were signed is the true 'founder' of Vatican City State . The exposition - titled '1929-2009.: Eighty Years of Vatican City State' - will be held until May 10. Vatican City State was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on February 11th 1929. Its nature as a sovereign State is universally recognised under international law. (Photo by Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)