11 December, 2019

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Vatican Hopes Secret Files Exonerate ‘Hitler’s Pope’

Author uncovers evidence on Pius XII’s wartime efforts to save Jewish refugees

“Pius XII has long been vilified as ‘Hitler’s pope’, accused of failing publicly to condemn the genocide of Europe’s Jews. Now a British author has unearthed extensive material that Vatican insiders believe will restore his reputation, revealing the part that he played in saving lives and opposing nazism. Gordon Thomas, a Protestant, was given access to previously unpublished Vatican documents and tracked down victims, priests and others who had not told their stories before.” the Guardian reports.

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