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"Pius XII said I had to succeed him" -Pope Gregory XVII

In 1938 Pope Pius XI was quoted as saying "When today the Pope dies, you'll get another one tomorrow, because the Church continues. It would be a much bigger tragedy, if Cardinal Pacelli dies, because there is only one. I pray every day, God may send another one into one of our seminaries, but as of today, there is only one in this world." 

After the death of Pius XI, Cardinal Pacelli would become Pope Pius XII, and in 1953, he too would endorse a man for the papacy, 46-year-old Giuseppe Siri, Archbishop of Genoa. As Pius XII made Siri a Cardinal, placing the red hat on his head, a reporter in attendance remarked “this is an historic moment, the Pope meets the next Pope.” In fact, Siri wrote in his now published personal diary, Pius XII said I had to succeed him, and was preparing for me the same system that Pius XI had prepared for him.”

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18.02 | 10:14

*(From: "Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua" Thirteen Invocations to St Anthony, p. 10. Imp. 1913)

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18.02 | 10:04

*"[T]he people of Padua consecrated TUESDAY as the special day to honour St Anthony; besides this, the general belief was, that the Wonder-worker always heard the prayers of those who besought him on that day."

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14.02 | 02:37

Our Lady Of Good Success foretold the crisis in the church, which in these times is being revealed, I am stunned by your revelations,but thank you

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13.02 | 22:18

Please prayer for my father who died this afternoon. He was a very selfless & generous man, who always had time for his children.

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