See this online text:

  • “The Internal Order of States and People: Christmas Message of 1942”, by the Venerable Pope Pius XII. May be read online (on this page) at the EWTN Library. Another translation, entitled “The Rights of Man: The Feast of Christmas and Suffering Humanity”, may be read online at Catholic Tradition. Brief comments on the Christmas message may be found at Locus Theologicus and Paul on Pius.

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O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)