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Not Hitler’s Pope

posted on July 24, 2013

John Rodden and John Rossi of The American Conservative analyze Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Third Reich: “The concordat of July 1933 and the Vatican’s subsequent response to Nazism emerged from its historical experience. The Church’s institutional memory is measured not in years but in centuries. Its policy towards Hitler and Nazism was rooted in the conviction that it would ultimately endure this temporal evil as it had others in the past. Imperfect though it was, the conduct of the Vatican in the face of Nazism is no cause for shame when compared to that of its contemporaries.”

Read at The American Conservative