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Pope Pius XII’s “Silent” War: Part IV

The Holocaust- Atrocities in Poland and Croatia In March 1998, the Vatican released a statement on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust entitled: “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah.” The document was intended to heal the rift between the...

Pope Pius XII’s “Silent” War: Part III

Concordat with Germany – July 1933 “A Concordat,” according to historian George La Piana writing in 1940, “being patterned after an international agreement, implies the recognition by the state, of the sovereignty of the Holy See and of the...

Pope Pius XII’s “Silent” War: Part II

Early Years – Vatican Nuncio to Germany 1917-1929 Eugenio Pacelli was born in Rome on March 2, 1876. His family had a long pedigree of service to the Vatican as members of the “Black Nobility.”[27] His great grandfather was Finance Minister...

Pope Pius XII’s “Silent” War: Part I

Pope Pius was often described as a political Pope, which he seemed to me to be at the time. Very possibly, the future will rate him a saint. Only time will tell. —Harold H. Tittmann, Jr., U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires to the Vatican, 1942 [1]...