Pius XII - Canonisations and Beatifications

Canonisations and Beatifications

Pope Pius XII canonized numerous people, including Pope Pius X-"both were determined to stamp out, as far as possible, all traces of dangerous heterodoxy"- and Maria Goretti. He beatified Pope Innocent XI. The first canonizations were two women, the founder of a female order, Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, and a young housekeeper said to have stigmata, Gemma Galgani. Pelletier had a reputation for opening new ways for Catholic charities, helping people in difficulties with the law, who had been neglected by the system and the Church. Galgani was a woman in her twenties whose virtue became model by her canonization.

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