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Pope Pius XII personally saved Jews from Holocaust, researcher believes

Catholic World News - November 04, 2011

An American Jewish researcher has uncovered evidence that Pope Pius XII went under cover on personal missions to save Jews from the Holocaust.

Gary Krupp of the Pave the Way Foundation cites a letter from a Jewish man who escaped from the ghetto in Rome and was taken into the Vatican for safety. Much later, upon meeting Pope Pius XII, the man recognized the Pontiff as the man who had—dressed as a simple Franciscan friar—escorted him into the Vatican.

Krupp, who founded the Pave the Way Foundation in 2002 to promote understanding between Catholics and Jews, has become thoroughly convinced through his research that Pius XII did his best to resist the Nazi regime and especially to save Jews. He notes that the Pope frequently drove through Rome to observe war damage—a habit that makes it plausible that he would have personally brought Jews out of the city’s ghetto.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Nov. 05, 2011 11:56 AM ET USA

    Mr. Krupp and Sr. Marchione, et al, have all presented convincing evidence in recent years as to Pius XII's assistance to all that he could, regardless of their religion. The founders of Israel all acknowledged Pius' help during WWII. It seems that there remains those who, like many in the press, hear or see the word Catholic and a knee-jerk reaction occurs. In this case, however, they are evidently dupes of a communist-sponsored play, too.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Nov. 04, 2011 8:01 PM ET USA

    Hey, this is hot news! I'll bet the NYT will be all over this one! When pigs fly.

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