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College of Cardinals, Pre- and Post WWII Pope, Pius XII.

by Anura Guruge


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One of this controversial pope’s many foibles was that he appeared not to think that highly of cardinals in general. Though he was pope for nearly 20-years he created but 56 cardinals — in just 2 consistories. Two consistories in 19.6 years! And WW II alone can’t be used as an excuse. Study my Excel spreadsheet above. Intriguing.


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by Anura Guruge