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Pius XII at Yad Vashem?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:19 PM Comments (0)

Benedict visits Yad Vashem last May. (CNS/Reuters)

From an article published in tomorrow’s edition of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano:

The Pave the Way Foundation, a U.S. institution dedicated to promoting world peace through dialogue among religions, has formally requested to have Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) recognized as a “Righteous Among the Nations” and then placed on a list in the famous Garden of the Righteous at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Pave the Way’s founder president, Gary Krupp, communicated the initiative to Benedict XVI during today’s general audience in the Paul VI Hall. Krupp also gave the Holy Father a book on Pope Pius covering around three thousand documents on the wartime Pontiff, discovered after lengthy research, and enriched by many photos. Krupp, who is Jewish, said it was “a token of gratitude for Benedict XVI’s initiatives in favor of dialogue between Catholics and Jews.”

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Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Follow on Twitter @edwardpentin