The Blessing of St Columbanus
Concattedrale dei Santi Pietro, Lorenzo e Colombano, Brugnato, Nr La Spezia, Italy
We are quite used to hearing the voices of Popes Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI. There are lots of recordings on the net.
But of Pius XII, there are lots of silent videos but very little if any speech
However recently Radio Vatican broadcast a speech in Irish and English given by Pope Pius XII to a group of Irish pilgrims in the Holy Year of 1950. His subject was St Columbanus
The extract was on a programme by Veronica Scarisbrick entitled Columbanus:when Popes from today and yesterday speak in English and Irish... and is available as an .mp3