In his 'Proclamation for a Better World,' as it came to be known, Venerable Pius XII exhorted his “beloved children” to take action.
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COMMENTARY: Once again, the people of Ukraine turn to the faith for their salvation against the enemy at the gate — and once again, a pope is not standing by in silence.
EDITORIAL: The Epochal Event of Christmas, From 1941 to 2021
Eight different testimonies reveal how Pius XII asked at least 49 convents to hide and house Jews, and declared those convents to be extraterritorial areas under the authority of the Vatican, Oversteyns found.
The material, previously unseen by the public, was opened March 2 during the first surge of the coronavirus pandemic and covers the years 1939-1958.
Most attention has focused on what they might reveal about the Pope’s actions and attitudes toward the Jews during World War II, but a Vatican conference ahead of today’s opening highlighted other areas of interest.
Historic analysis upon the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion of Poland
Two years before he became pope, Cardinal Pacelli told a Paris gathering to avoid the “gesture of Lucifer,” and declared that it is the “substance of Christianity, the very substance of religion, that is at stake.”