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Jewish writer blasts media treatment of Benedict XVI, Pius XII

Catholic World News - January 21, 2010

The Vatican newspaper has reprinted a January 20 Corriere della Sera article blasting media caricatures of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Pius XII in their dealings with Jews. The article was written by the French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy, who discussed how the words and deeds of the two popes belied the media caricatures.

Mr. Lévy also drew attention to the little-known fact that Rolf Hochhuth, whose 1963 play The Deputy created the ‘black legend’ surrounding Pope Pius XII, defended Holocaust denier David Irving in a 2005 interview with a German publication Junge Freiheit.

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  • Posted by: a son of Mary - Feb. 03, 2010 8:59 AM ET USA

    Wow, BHL spoke out? This is monumental. He's a media-political-intellectual super star in France. France is definitely listening now...next step is to get France to listen to the rest of the story - the Faith!

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Jan. 21, 2010 8:25 PM ET USA

    Finally someone has said it from the Jewish side!

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