Thursday, September 29, 2016

ADSS 1.235 Christmas Address of Pius XII

ADSS 1.235 Pius XII Christmas Address

Reference: ASS, XXXI (1940), pp5-13.

Location and date: Vatican, 24.12.1939

Summary statement: After spoken of the joy of Christmas and the last message of Pope Pius XI, the Pope draws attention to the horrors of the present war, the violation of human rights and his efforts to prevent it.  Sets out the prerequisites for a just and lasting peace.

Language: Italian

Text: readily available in Italian.


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