2 March 1876 – 9 October 1958
Elected Pontiff on the 2nd of March, 1939
Prayer for his beatification
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.
† Petrus Canisius
Vic. Gen. Civit. Vatic.
Die 8 Decembris 1958.
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