Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church Saved Half a Million Jews from the Nazis

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Spence Publishing Company, 2005 - History - 378 pages
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A relentless band of propagandists has convinced much of the world that Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church, in the face of the great moral crisis of the twentieth century, were little more than Nazi lapdogs. The myth of ?Hitler's pope, ? however, is grounded not in the facts of history but in the ideological agenda of Pius's detractors. Given unprecedented access to Church archives?including a confidential Vatican report on Pius XII?Ronald J. Rychlak documents the heroic response of the Holy Father and countless other Catholics to the plight of Jews under Nazi rule. From the end of World War II until well after his death, Pius XII was universally respected for his leadership in t

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Contents

Due Process
3
Pope Pius xi
21
The German Clergy
44
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

A professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is the author of the acclaimed Hitler, the War, and the Pope. He has written for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement, among other legal, political, and historical journals. He is a member of the Vaticans delegation to the United Nations.

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