Writeup on Pope Pius XII and the Vatican

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Writeup on Pope Pius XII and the Vatican Rhodes vs. Lewy Presenting many examples of Jews expressing appreciation to the Pope and the Catholic Church, Rhodes argues that it is “established beyond all doubt that the humane work of the Pope in helping suffering European Jewry during the Second World War, not only by large donations but by hiding them from their persecutors, was in the finest charitable traditions of the Catholic Church.” Rhodes also cites Lapide saying that “the Catholic Church saved more Jewish lives during the war than all the other Churches, religious institutions and rescue organisations put together,” which is “in sharp contrast” to Red Cross and western democracies. In addition, Rhodes notes that even before Pacelli became Pope, the Church already expressed its opposition against anti-Semitism ; Pope Pius XI said in 1938 that “it is impossible for a Christian to take part in anti-Semitism…Spiritually, we are all Semites.” As for why Pope did not publicly condemn Hitler, Rhodes provides three reasons: that
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