According to CatholicCulture.org, the Aug. 14 issue of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano contains an article by Raffaele Alessandri that is strongly critical of the failure of the U.S. State Department to take actions to help Jews after it learned of the Holocaust in 1942.

Reports Catholic Culture, “Blasting the ‘radically false’ characterization of Pope Pius XII as ‘Hitler’s Pope,’ Alessandrini notes that the State Department failed to act during a time when Jews were being hid in convents with the Vatican’s assistance.”