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Rome's rabbi dislikes film treatment of Pope Pius XII

Catholic World News - November 02, 2010

Rome’s Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni has criticized a new film about Pope Pius XII as “glaring propaganda,” saying that the movie is too quick to dismiss criticism of the wartime Pontiff for failing to denounce Nazi racial policies.

Ettore Bernabei, the producer of the Italian film, defended its handling of the subject, saying that it was “balanced and nuanced” in its presentation. The film details efforts by Pope Pius XII to save Jews, as well as to avoid the destruction of Rome during World War II.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Nov. 02, 2010 6:20 PM ET USA

    This Rabbi needs to read what the Rabbi of Rome during the WW II years had to say about the wonderful Pope Pius XII. In fact he was so grateful for all that Pius XII did for Jews that he became a Catholic! These relentless attacks on Pius XII make me more certain than ever that he should be canonized. Satan is behind all these attacks.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Nov. 02, 2010 6:09 PM ET USA

    Who cares what some of these Rabbi's say? Some Jews won't be satisfied until the Church repudiates Jesus Christ as the Messiah and or says that the Old Covenant was never superseded. This isn't news. It has been going on since Christ was nailed to a Cross at the prompting of the Jews. All we can do is pray that the "veil may be lifted from their eyes".

  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Nov. 02, 2010 3:28 PM ET USA

    So giving up your summer home (Castel Gandolfo) and even having your personal bedroom being converted to a maternity ward is not having done enough to personally save Jews, never mind issuing instructions to saftely house Jews in monasteries and convents throughout Europe, how many tens of thousandths were saved only God knows. But this is one Catholic who is tired of this constant refrain about this holy man, Pius XX.

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