Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic World News

Curator says Vatican secret archives vindicate Pius XII

July 02, 2009

The opening of the secret Vatican archives from the period of World War II will give a major boost to the reputation of Pope Pius XII, according to the curator of that collection. "When the archives can be published, there will be some nice surprises," said Bishop Sergio Pagano in an impromptu interview. He said that the documentation proved that the wartime Pope, who has been criticized for his response to the Holocaust, actually "ran personal risks" to save the lives of Jews.

Bishop Pagano said, however, that the archives from the wartime papacy will not be made public soon. "You'll have to wait 5 or 6 years," he predicted.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Further information:
Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.