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Strong criticism of Roman Jews from Pius XII defender

Catholic World News - June 22, 2012

One of the most prominent Jewish defenders of Pope Pius XII’s actions during World War II said in a recent interview that “we're definitely winning” the battle to restore the Pontiff’s reputation.

“Every time we do more research, we find a diamond,” said Gary Krupp of the Pave the Way Foundation. “It's incredible, but there's nothing on the other side, because there's no documented foundation for any of their accusations.”

“All of Rome's Jewish community despises Pius XII, when a few short few years ago they erected a monument in his honor because he saved all of their lives," he added. “You have air in your lungs today because he saved your lives, and yet you despise him? This is a sin. This is a Jewish sin.”

“Ultra-left wing Jews and Catholics” have denigrated the Pope’s reputation because he “typified the conservative, traditional Church,” Krupp added.

“I feel my brothers and sisters are in the Church, but I would never consider converting," he said. "I'm very proud to be Jewish, and I think this is the path God meant for me to take.”

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  • Posted by: demark8616 - Jun. 22, 2012 8:43 PM ET USA

    Mr Krupp is himself a 'diamond' - the real thing. Tough, honest and rare. His love of the truth and desire for justice is admirable. Yes, let us offer prayers of gratitude! These words of his are an example of his conviction and integrity. "What makes him so unstinting in his desire to uncover the truth is his firm belief that history must be accurate... He says anti-Pius historians are "historical revisionists," and makes no apology for calling them "liars" instead of scholars."

  • Posted by: bkmajer3729 - Jun. 22, 2012 6:51 PM ET USA

    Yes, please pray for Mr. Krupp. He may not agree but few of us have the privilege to experience the Cross of Christ as Mr. Krupp is experiencing first hand. The path for all of us to God includes hardship. Few of us ever get the opportunity to visit that place Christ walked between His "friends" and His friends. Pray that Mr. Krupp will have strength to persevere.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 22, 2012 12:51 PM ET USA

    Let's pray for Mr. Krupp, both in gratitude and petition for him to follow the truth he values.

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