His Holiness Pope Pius XII
 His Holiness' Signature


2 March 1876 9 October 1958

Elected Pontiff on the 2nd of March, 1939

Prayer for his beatification

 

O Jesus!

Eternal High Priest, Who didst deign to raise Thy faithful servant, Pius XII, to the supreme dignity of Thy Vicar on earth and to grant him the grace to be a fearless defender of the faith, a valiant champion of justice and peace, zealous in proclaiming the glory of Thy Most holy Mother, a shining example of charity and all virtues, deign now to grant us, in view if his merits, the graces we ask of Thee; so that, made certain of his efficacious intercession with Thee, we may one day see him raised to the honours of our altars. Amen.
 
 IMPRIMATUR
Petrus Canisius
Vic. Gen. Civit. Vatic.
Die 8 Decembris 1958.
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