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Monday, September 01, 2003

Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII has received a lot of bad press in recent years for his alleged support of Nazi Germany. This politically-motivated character assassination perhaps reached its pinnacle in a book called Hitler's Pope by author John Cornwell.

A recent article entitled "New Look at Pius XII's Views of Nazis" in the New York Times at least attempts to set the record straight. Pope Puis XII is quoted as calling Hitler "a fundamentally wicked person" and "an untrustworthy scoundrel" and saying that the Church "at times felt powerless and isolated in its daily struggle against all sorts of political excesses from the Bolsheviks to the new pagans arising among the young Aryan generations."