Pope Francis’ very significant move for Jewish-Catholic relations

ijn.com - 03-21


For decades, the Vatican has slammed its doors shut to research-ers into the Holocaust-era record of the pope at the time, Pope Pius XII. He said not one word against Hitler during the Holocaust, 1939-1945 (Pius became pope in 1939). A person who considered himself the moral voice of hundreds of millions of people uttered absolutely nothing about Auschwitz, ghettoes, deportations, mass shootings, Treblinka, cattle cars or any other reality and symbol of the murder of a Jewish civilization and the murder of six million Jews.