Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archives

Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archivesMany Jews say Pius, who reigned from 1939 to 1958, did not do enough to help those facing persecution by Nazi Germany. Francis’ decision was welcomed by Jewish groups and by Israel. The Vatican maintains that Pius chose to work behind the scenes, concerned that public intervention would have worsened the situation for both Jews and Catholics in a wartime Europe dominated by Hitler.



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