Pope Pius XII

US and British diplomats feared that the Pope’s criticism of German and Russian war crimes could threaten a fragile alliance

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In a wide-ranging and candid interview the Pope describes crisis as ‘a tremendous cloud of filth which darkens everything’

London audience backed the motion ‘The papal visit should not be a state visit’

On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Benedict explains that heaven is not a location in the cosmos

Harold Bloom said he wanted to bin all the remaining copies of his novel. Perhaps that idea could be taken up elsewhere

Pope may have saved thousands of Jewish lives by secretly securing visas so they could escape the Third Reich, a German historian claims

Some controversies just won’t lie down and die. Pius XII and the Holocaust is one of them.

Sister Janet Fearns surveys the history of the Sacred Heart