Pope Pius XII

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12 keys to using the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Pope Pius XII on Nov. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis recalls powerful message from Pius XII 70 years later

Feb 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pius XII made a landmark radio broadcast on Feb. 10, 1952. Read more

Pope Francis holds a general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Oct 28, 2020.

From Pius XII to Pope Francis: A brief history of general audiences

Mar 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Wednesday papal catecheses date back to before the Second World War Read more

Venerable Pius XII

Book gives more insight into the actions of Pius XII and his 'bureau' during WWII

Jan 7, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new book provides further information from the archives of Venerable Pius XII, including the Vatican’s attempts to oppose the... Read more

Pope Pius XII. Public domain.

How Pius XII treated Jewish orphans after World War II

Sep 9, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Scholars of Pope Pius XII have countered claims that the wartime pope and the Catholic Church hierarchy were complicit in... Read more

 Msgr. Domenico Tardini in 1932.

Cardinal’s notes give depth to research in Venerable Pius XII archives

Jun 26, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s apostolic archives reopened to researchers in June after a nearly three-month closure because of the pandemic.  Read more

Pope Pius XII. Public domain.

Scholars dispute charge of Pius XII Holocaust cover-up

May 1, 2020

By JD Flynn

Scholars say charges made last month that Pope Pius XII covered-up the Vatican’s knowledge of the Holocaust are based on... Read more