Religion: Endless Inquisition

The debate over Pope Pius XII and the Jews in World War II refuses to die. For more than a decade, critics like Rolf Hochhuth (The Deputy), Saul Friedlander (Pius XII and the Third Reich) and Carlo Falconi (The Silence of Pius XII) have speculated on the question: Why did the Pope fail to denounce Hitler and mobilize his invisible legions, as Winston Churchill once called the world's 400 million Catholics, against the Nazi terror? Whatever their conclusions, Pius' critics have conceded that he partially made up for his public silence by quietly using...

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