"Let me conclude by answering a question that is often put to me: 'Was Pius XII a saint?' It is a particularly delicate matter for me to respond to this, if only for the reason that I am a member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. I think, however, that I can say - and the same goes for John XXIII - that if Cardinal Pacelli and Cardinal Roncalli had not become popes, no one would have thought to introduce their causes. Placed on the Pontifical throne, they then showed such qualities as could justify the fact that they are both under consideration for canonization."
-Mario Cardinal Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano (1903 - 1988).