Sede vacante since Oct. 9, 1958…
Sixty Years since the Death of Pope Pius XII
The body of Pope Pius XII is blessed with holy water by Cardinal Eugene Tisserant on Oct. 9, 1958
(Keystone Pictures USA / Alamy Stock Photo)
Pope Pius XII, R.I.P.
Mar. 2, 1876 – Oct. 9, 1958
elected Pope Mar. 2, 1939
It has now been 60 years since the death of the last known true Pope, His Holiness Pius XII, born Eugenio Pacelli, reigned 1939-1958. To honor and remember him, we are sharing with our readers the following select videos and some photos of the pontificate of Pius XII.