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Defending the Popes — Pius XII and Benedict XVI
Investigative Judge for Pope’s Cause Sheds Light on Recent Flap With Jewish Leaders
BY EDWARD PENTIN
VATICAN CITY — The cause for canonization of Pope Pius XII ran into some controversy last week when Jesuit Father Peter Gumpel, the investigative judge for the cause, was reported as saying that Pope Benedict XVI was holding off from issuing a decree on Pius’ beatification because of pressure from some Jewish groups.
Speaking at a book launch in Rome June 19, Father Gumpel, 85, said the Pope did not wish to “compromise”...READ MORE