Comments on: Rome looks at Pius XII papacy as death anniversary nears Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Freemiguel Thu, 16 Sep 2010 06:50:59 +0000 Pope Pius XII is a central character in my historical novel A Man Before God. I researched this wonderful human being and found him unique in character and dedication to the principals of his faith. He believed that men of religion should aid each other whenever the opportunity arose, regardless of their faith. It is a basic tenet of faith that is rare in todays world. Eugenio Pacelli supported the Jewish people in a time of darkness the world little recalls. I have learned much in the course of my research and communicated a sense of the man who led the Church through a time of momentous change and peril.