Letters: Nov. 8, 1963

Pius XII & the Jews

Sir: I did not find the play The Deputy [Nov. 1] anti-Catholic. Pope Pius was played in London as a sensitive intellectual, confronted with a moral dilemma to which no other man in recent history was subjected. That the Pope weighed it carefully and had the added political responsibility of determining a buffer against the Communists is also emphasized. What the playwright strongly states is that this religious leader's first responsibility was to speak out against the liquidation of the Jews, and political considerations should then have followed.


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