The campaign against Pius XII


Reasonable people can debate whether Pope Pius's strategic decision to avoid an explicit, public condemnation of Nazism to saving lives was the correct one. But it takes a certain bias, contradicted by many facts, to conclude that this decision was taken on the basis of cowardice. It takes even worse bias to conclude that it was taken because of anti-Semitism. Why, then, the campaign of defamation, which has reached the point where one overhears tourists in St Peter's Basilica, spotting the bronze statue of Pius XII erected by his cardinals, whispering, "That's 'Hitler's Pope'"? - George Weigel

The campaign against Pius XII