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Berswordt Altar, 14th Century, Marienkirche, Dortmund, Germany

The Church Was Born From the Side of Christ

‘That He completed His work on the gibbet of the Cross is the unanimous teaching of the holy Fathers who assert that the Church was born from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve, mother of all the living.’ —Pope Pius XII

Venerable Pius XII

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to proclaim Pope Pius XII as “venerable” surprised and delighted many who have been campaigning to clear the wartime Pope’s name, but provoked predictable protests from some Jewish leaders.