260th Pope Pius XII
In the process of beatification of Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) was only to confirm the miracle by his intercession.
Still not been carried out a canonical investigation of miracles attributed to him, but that doesn’t mean there are any doubts as to his Holiness, said the Secretary of the Congregation for the glorification of the saints, Archbishop Marcello’s Bertolucci in his report on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary since the death of Pope Pius XII, reports Vatican News.
The fame of Holiness of Pope Pius XII has spread during his lifetime, his burial in St. Peter’s Basilica is visited by huge number of Catholics. Bartolucci said that the defamation campaign launched against Pius XII, which he is trying to blame the silence and the indifference to suffering of the Jewish people during the Second world war – “nothing like slander.”
The Archbishop of the Catholic Church stressed that in the processes of beatification and canonization “is not always the time of God coincide with our times” and urged believers “often ask the intercession of Pius XII,” which, in his opinion, will expedite the process of his beatification is taking place.
As reported by the SPM, on 14 October, the Vatican canonized Pope Paul VI, who served Holy throne from 1963 to 1978, and six blessed of the Roman Catholic Church.