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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($16,457 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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!