Il Giornale’s intrepid Andrea Tornielli has an interesting post on his blog. My translation.
Yesterday there was officially announced the birth of a committee composed of politicians (bipartisan), men of culture [Read: artists, authors, etc.], teachers, journalists, which sign up with and support, to promote a greater understanding of the figure and the magisterium of Pius XII. Papa Pacelli was in fact a modern Pope, his magisterium set the stage for the Second Vatican Council (it is enough to consider the Encyclical Divino afflante Spiritu which opened the way to the use of the historical-critical method for the study of Sacred Scripture, or the Encyclical Mediator Dei on liturgy): he is, in fact, the Pope most cited in the conciliar texts. The Committee, in view of the 50th anniversary of his death, next October, aims to foster an in-depth examination of the figure of Pius XII according to the hermeneutic of reform and not of rupture, which Benedict XVI said is the correct key for interpreting and reading Vatican II. I am among those who have signed and I invite the visitors of the blog to support this. You will find the constitutive text of the Committee as a first comment on this thread. To support this, it is enough to send an e-mail with your proper name (not nickname!) and address.