October 8, 1958

POPE PIUS XII: Rome, 8 – Pope Pius XII is dying. Around midnight last night, his doctors said there was no hope he would recover. His temperature was over 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and he was breathing with difficulty and not responding to his surroundings. A crucifix has been placed on his chest and a rosary in his hands. BLOODSHED IN CYPRUS: As the British propaganda machine continues to exploit the killing of an Englishwoman in Nicosia, Cypriot sources have categorically denied that she was killed by Greek patriots. In fact, they are condemning this act as contrary to Greek traditions. Cypriot Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios, the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA) and Bishop Anthimos have issued statements rejecting the allegation that Greeks were involved in the murder, which they attribute to the perpetrators of the recent attempted killing of the American deputy consul in Nicosia. KRANIOTAKIS: Yesterday evening distinguished journalist, president of the Athens Journalists’ Association and former editor-in-chief of Kathimerini Nikolaos Kraniotakis died after a long illness.