Saturday, 23 January 2010

Another possible miracle - Pope Pius XII

An unnamed man in Castellammare di Stabia in the south of Italy has claimed he was inexplicably healed from incurable prostate cancer after he prayed to Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli). After examining the patient's medical records the Vatican has asked the Archbishop of Sorrento, Felice Cece, to set up a diocesan tribunal to investigate the claims further.

If the Vatican ultimately approves a miracle the way will be clear for the beatification of Pius XII, after which he will be declared "Blessed".