Saturday, January 15, 2005

Anti-Catholicism and Pius XII

Many may have heard over the years skepticism of the Catholic Church's efforts in helping Jews during WWII.

Two recent developments here (evidence that Hitler wanted Pius XII kidnapped) and here suggest such skepticism was and is not warranted.

Further, two items that I did not know:

[T]he Pope was hailed by Israel's late prime minister Golda Mier for his heroic efforts to save Jewish refugees from the Nazis. Moreover, as a direct result of the Pope's efforts on behalf of his fellow Jews, the Chief Rabbi of Rome converted to Catholicism.