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Italian cardinal; seminary vice rector; Secretary - Congregation of the Council; consultor on the commission for the interp[retation of canon law (he authored a number of articles and books on the subject); eminent moral theologian.


ALS - Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, January 1965, addressed to Monsignor Corrado Balducci.  Friendly letterin which he mentions preparations for the Ecumenical Council and the challenges to be faced. Nice example (penned on his heraldic crested stationery).


During WWII, Palazzini was under surveillance by Italian Fascists who suspected him of harboring Jews; he, together with Father Vincenzo Fagiolo, hid Jews at the Lateran. In 1985, he was honored by Yad Vashem as "Righteous Among the Nations". On numerous occasions Palazzini defended the late Pius XII with whom he had many conversations about the plight of the Jews during the War and clandestine actions that could be taken.

PALAZZINI, Cardinal Pietro (1912-2000)

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