Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Don Bosco's Popes: Pius XII

The following comes from SDB.org:

Eugene Pacelli was born in Rome on 2nd March 1876. In the brief Conclave of 1-2 March 1939 he was elected Pope. He died on 9th October 1958. He approved the Congregation’s decree on Seminaries and Universities of 3rd May 1940, which formally erected the Pontifical Salesian Athenaeum (PAS) On 24th June he canonised Saint Mary Mazzarello. He beatified (5th March 1950) and canonised (12th June 1954) St. Dominic Savio. He proclaimed the heroic virtue of Don Michael Rua (26th June 1953). He introduced the Cause for beatification of Zeffirino Namancurà (10th December 1956), and the Cause for beatification of Dorothy de Chopitea (21st June 1957).

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