Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pius XII visits St. John Lateran


Here is another video clip of Pius XII visiting St. John Lateran (Sacrosancta Lateranensis ecclesia omnium urbis et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput).

Almost at the end of the clip, you can see Pius XII standing on the Sedia (on the loggia) and giving the Papal Blessing!

Pio XII visita San Giovanni in Laterano



humboldt said...

It's incredible the stamina of Pius XII to stand up on the Sedia Gestatoria while being in the loggia of the Basilica Lateranense. Incredible.

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humboldt said...

Does anybody know if Pius XII has been declared a "Venerable"? In the internet appears as if JPII declared Pius XII a venerable but this is not possible, because his process has not yet reached that the stage of venerable.

latinmass1983 said...


He has not been beatified yet. Now, I do not know if the title "Venerable" can be used for those whose process has been opened. In that case, that might be why he is JPII referred to him using that title. Another possibility might be that usually Popes say " ...Our Predecessor, of venerable memory, etc...," which does not imply that Pius XII is already beatified.