Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hitler's Pope

I've long thought that the myth of Hitler's pope is one of the great slanders of our time. The lies of a few about Venerable Pius XII have encouraged every rag tag Catholic baiter to adopt the "cause" and accusePapa Pacelli of being, at best an anti-Semite, and at worst an active collaborator with Hitler.

The Telegraph today has an article about recently released documents that show the high regard in which Pius XII was held by many Jews:

“While in nearly all the countries of Europe we were persecuted, imprisoned and threatened with death because we belong to the Jewish people and profess the Jewish faith, Your Holiness not only sent notable and generous gifts to our camp through the apostolic nuncio...but also showed your fatherly interest in our physical and spiritual well-being,” they wrote in German.

“(You) intrepidly raised your universally venerated voice against our enemies – still so powerful at that time – to openly support our rights to human dignity.

“When in 1942 we were under the threat of deportation to Poland, Your Holiness extended your fatherly hand to protect us and prevented the deportation of the Jews imprisoned in Italy, thereby saving us from almost certain death.”
Unfortunately, of course, it doesn't matter what is or isn't released because the secularist liars and bigots will continue to peddle their calumny.

You can read the whole article here