July 7, 2010

THE NEGATIVE PERCEPTION...:

'Hitler's Pope' saved thousands of Jewish lives: Pope Pius XII, the controversial wartime pontiff, may have saved thousands of Jews by secretly securing visas so they could escape Nazi Germany, a historian has claimed. (Simon Caldwell, 06 Jul 2010, Daily Telegraph)

Dr Michael Hesemann, a German historian carrying out research in the Vatican archives for the Pave the Way Foundation, a US-based inter-faith group.

He said that Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli – the future Pius XII – wrote to Catholic archbishops around the world to urge them to apply for visas for “non-Aryan Catholics” and Jewish converts to Christianity who wanted to leave Germany.

Elliot Hershberg, the chairman of the Pave the Way Foundation, said:“ We believe that many Jews who were successful in leaving Europe may not have had any idea that their visas and travel documents were obtained through these Vatican efforts.

“Everything we have found thus far seems to indicate the known negative perception of Pope Pius XII is wrong.”


...is a modern fabrication to begin with.



Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2010 5:53 AM
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