Bishop Sergio Pagano wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that Pope Pius XII
has often been "too superficially judged and criticized for some aspects of his pontificate," but that Pope Francis is certain serious and objective historical research will be able to evaluate the information properly.
PPCRV student volunteers start encoding the election returns at the PPCRV canvassing and monitoring center at the Pope Pius XII
Catholic Center along UN Avenue Manila.
But those steps toward atonement and reconciliation do not actually illuminate the Vatican's role during the Holocaust, a period of contested history during which, critics say, Pius XII
veered between inaction and complicity toward the crimes of the Nazis.
has long been criticized by Jewish organizations for failing to do enough to stop the Nazi genocide during World War II and for failing to speak out amid the horrors of the Holocaust.
Unfortunately, amateur historians have dominated much of the debate around the role of Pius XII
. Riebling, who has a background as a writer and consultant on police intelligence after 9/11, is no exception.
Ventresca seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive assessment of Pope Pius XII
From the concluding phase of the Second World War onward--and increasingly so since the mid-1960s--the debate over Pius XII
and the official acts of his papacy has been a central question in contemporary historiography.
Ever since the appearance of Rolf Hochhuth's play, "The Deputy," in 1963, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII
have been excoriated for their silence before the horrors of the Holocaust.
The war years have caused the most controversy over Pope Pius XII
. He did seem to rely too much on diplomatic exchanges and received conflicting advice from some bishops.
Questioned raised about 'Hitler's Pope' Pius XII
about his role during the 30s and 40s could be answered if Pope Francis opens the Vatican's archives.
The policies and politics of Pope Pius XII
; between diplomacy and morality.
This made available millions of pages about Eugenio Pacelli, who served as papal nuncio in Germany from 1917 until 1929 and as Papal Secretary of State from 1930 until he became Pope Pius XII
Much of this controversy relates to the alleged inaction of Pius XII
, pope during the years in which the Nazis implemented the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Like so many debates relating to the Holocaust, this particular issue retains its resonance due to contemporary implications.
London, July 7 (ANI): Dr Michael Hesemann, an academic carrying out research in the Vatican Archives for a US-based interfaith group 'Pave the Way Foundation', has claimed that Pope Pius XII
, the controversial wartime pontiff, may have saved thousands of Jews by secretly securing visas so they could escape from Nazis in Germany.
Thank you so very much for Selwyn Duke's article about the late Pope Pius XII
("Pope Pius XII
: Hero in the Unmaking," March 15 issue)!