Pope Pius XII- Most Holy Father The Vatican Document Signed and Sealed 1950

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Pope Pius XII- Most Holy Father The Vatican Document Signed and Sealed 1950

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Original Name: Eugenio Pacelli
Birth: 2 March 1876, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death: 9 Oct 1958 (aged 82), Castel Gandolfo, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial: Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

He was born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli in Rome Italy to Filippo and Virginia Pacelli their second son and third of their four children. Eugenio attended an elementary school conducted by the Sisters of Divine Providence located in easy walking distance from the families apartment and then continued his studies at the Ennio Quirino Visconti Lyceum The family had a tradition of working for the Vatican. He was a grandson of Marcantonio Pacelli, founder of the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, a nephew of Ernesto Pacelli, a key financial advisor to Pope Leo XII and his father Filippo was dean of the Vatican lawyers. At the age of 18, he entered the Capranica Seminary followed by enrollment at the Gregorian University. After ordination, Father Pacelli's first assignment was as a curate at Chiesa Nuova, the church where he served as an altar boy while continuing studies for a doctorate in Cannon Law and Civil Law which culminated in an appointment by Pope Benedict XV as Apostolic Nuncio to Bavaria where he was consecrated a bishop. A new appointment made him Apostolic Nuncio to the German Weimar Republic and Pacelli received the red hat of a Cardinal. A year later Pacelli was Cardinal Secretary of State arranging concordats with Bavaria, Prussia, Austria and Germany. He made many diplomatic visits throughout Europe and the Americas, including an extensive visit to the United States. Following the death of Pius XI, Cardinal Pacelli was elected Pope on his 63rd birthday and took the name Pius XII and his pontificate began on the eve of the Second World War.

-Most Holy Father-
Francis & John March & Relatives humbly prostate at the feet of your holiness implores the Apostolic Benediction.

The Vatican Document Signed
Holy Year 1950

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