Pope Pius XII
US and British diplomats feared that the Pope’s criticism of German and Russian war crimes could threaten a fragile alliance
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’
Convent was established by Pope Pius XII
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.