This past Thursday in Rome Sen. Andreotti presented Sr. Margherita Marchione's latest book: Pope Pius XII: An Anthology on the 70th Anniversary of Coronation (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2009, 16 euro).
This most recent book by Sr. Margherita Marchione was written to defend the maligned name of the wartime Pontiff, Pius XII. This latest book is 179 pages and the first half is written in Italian, with the second half a translation into English.
The book presentation was hosted in Rome's prestigious Palace Marini of the Camera dei Deputati in downtown Rome. Sr. Margherita, a sprite 86 years of age with Sen. Andreotti , who is now in his 90th year, both insisted that now is the time for the beatification of Pius XII. Each said with firm and confident words: "Santo subito" (sainthood now).