Monday, August 03, 2009

Pius XII: the one who knew how to pope...

"During some public or semipublic audiences, I saw Pius XII go aside and hear the confessions of people in the crowd. Seeing that I had noticed what was going on, the Holy Father said, 'That was one of those rare occasions when I'm happy to be Pope, because I can give someone the pleasure of being able to go to confession to the Vicar of Christ.'"

-At the Side of the Popes, Memoirs of Mario Card. Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano.

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