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The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII. Here's What We Already Know About His Controversial Legacy

The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII. Here's What We Already Know About His Controversial LegacyThe Vatican will unseal the records years ahead before they were expected



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Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XIIVATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust.



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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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