Friday, October 30, 2009

On the Path to Sainthood: Rome Resort Town of Santa Marinella Honors Its Own Eugenio Pacelli, Future Pope Pius XII

Many years ago the brother of the future Pope Pius XII, Francesco Pacelli, purchased a holiday villa at 386 Via Aurelia in the resort town of S. Marinella, sixty-five km from Rome.  Before his election to the throne of Peter in 1939, the future Pope spent some time at his brother's villa where he swam in the waters seen above.  To commemorate his time spent on brief holidays here this marble plaque was just dedicated today and will soon be attached to the wall near the seashore for all to see. 

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