Cardinals created by Pius XII

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Pope Pius XII (1876-1958).

Pope Pius XII (r. 1939–1958) created 56 cardinals in two consistories.

18 February 1946[edit]

José María Caro (1866–1958)
Bernard Griffin (1899–1956)
James Charles McGuigan (1894–1974)
Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867–1951)

In his Christmas Message 1945, Pope Pius XII announced his intention, to make the College of Cardinals a living picture of the universality of the Church. Included here are the 32 cardinals created by him in the consistory of 18 February 1946. With this consistory, the College of Cardinals reached its legal limit of 70 cardinals.

  1. Grégoire-Pierre Agagianian (1895–1971)
  2. Manuel Arce y Ochotorena (1879–1948)
  3. Manuel Arteaga y Betancourt (1879–1963)
  4. Giuseppe Bruno (1875–1954)
  5. Antonio Caggiano (1889–1979)
  6. Jaime de Barros Câmara (1894–1971)
  7. José María Caro (1866–1958)
  8. Enrique Pla y Deniel (1876–1968)
  9. Josef Frings (1887–1978)
  10. Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878–1946)
  11. Juan Guevara (1882–1954)
  12. Norman Thomas Gilroy (1896–1977)
  13. John J. Glennon (1862–1946)
  14. Teódosio de Gouveia (1889–1962)
  15. Bernard Griffin (1899–1956)
  16. Johannes de Jong (1885–1955)
  17. Pierre Petit de Julleville (1876–1947)
  18. Benedetto Aloisi Masella (1879–1970)
  19. James Charles McGuigan (1894–1974)
  20. Clemente Micara (1879–1965)
  21. József Mindszenty (1892–1975)
  22. Edward Mooney (1882–1958)
  23. Carlos Carmelo Vasconcellos Motta (1890–1982)
  24. Agustín Parrado y García (1872–1946)
  25. Konrad von Preysing (1880–1950)
  26. Clément-Emile Roques (1880–1964)
  27. Ernesto Ruffini (1888–1967)
  28. Jules-Géraud Saliège (1870–1956)
  29. Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867–1951)
  30. Francis Spellman (1889–1967)
  31. Samuel Stritch (1887–1958)
  32. Thomas Tien Ken-sin (1890–1967)

12 January 1953[edit]

Maurice Feltin (1883–1975)
Stefan Wyszyński (1901–1981)

Twenty-four cardinals were created by Pope Pius XII in the consistory of 12 January 1953:

  1. Benjamín de Arriba y Castro (1886–1973)
  2. Gaetano Cicognani (1881–1962)
  3. Pietro Ciriaci (1885–1966)
  4. Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini (1876–1958)
  5. John D'Alton (1882–1963)
  6. Francesco Borgongini Duca (1884–1954)
  7. Maurice Feltin (1883–1975)
  8. Valerian Gracias (1900–1978)
  9. Georges-François-Xavier-Marie Grente (1872–1959)
  10. Paul-Émile Léger (1904–1991)
  11. Giacomo Lercaro (1891–1976)
  12. Crisanto Luque Sánchez (1889–1959)
  13. Marcello Mimmi (1882–1961)
  14. James McIntyre (1886–1979)
  15. Manuel Arce y Ochotorena (1879–1948)
  16. Alfredo Ottaviani (1890–1979)
  17. Fernando Quiroga y Palacios (1900–1971)
  18. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (1881–1963) (Pope John XXIII; 1958–1963)
  19. Augusto da Silva (1876–1968)
  20. Giuseppe Siri (1906–1989)
  21. Aloysius Stepinac (1898–1960)
  22. Carlos María Cardinal de la Torre (1873–1968)
  23. Valerio Valeri (1883–1963)
  24. Stefan Wyszyński (1901–1981)

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