ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter Crumley
    • 14.05.07 | 09:25 (IDT)

    Greetings, It is most confounding that a man who used to be duly hailed for heroic service to Jewish victims of Nazi oppression has, in recent decades, been denounced for "silence" during the same era. In the American Jewish Yearbook of 1944-1945 (pg. 233) one reads of Israel's then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Golda Meier, having declared to a United Nations assembly that, "... During the ten years of Nazi terror, when our people went through the horrors of martyrdom, the Pope raised his voice to condemn the persecutors and to commiserate with their victims. The life of our time has been enriched by a voice which expressed the great moral truths above the tumults of daily conflicts. We grieve over the loss of a great defender of peace.." Dozens of other distinguished persons, including chief rabbis of many countries, extolled Pius XII for his outspokenness during those dreadful years. May the truth be restored for the benefit of all. Kind regards, Peter Crumley

    from the article: ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction
    First published 00:00 11.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.05.07
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