Vatican City. According to
Countryaah reports, the Vatican's intentions to sanctify the
disputed Pope Pius XII were met by criticism from several
quarters, including from Israel. Pius, who was pope in
1939–58, has been criticized for not openly renouncing Nazi
Germany's genocide of six million Jews. In 2007, a decree
came from the Vatican acknowledging Pius' "heroic virtues",
which is a first step in the process of proclaiming saints.
In October 2008, the Pope said that Pius had worked "in
secret and silence" to save Jews and that he hoped that
Pius's path to saints would be happy.
During the year, the Vatican modernized the classic seven
sins to better suit a globalized world. The seven deadly
sins of the day are: environmental destruction, gene
manipulation, accumulating excessive wealth, causing
poverty, drug trafficking and drug use, morally questionable
experiments and violations of human nature's fundamental
rights. The seven traditional sins of sin are pride, envy,
chills, lust, anger, greed and laziness.