Imagine what he could have done had he, upon Hitler's ascention to power in 1933, given one sermon a week denouncing the persecution of the Jews. He couldn't do that because for 1500 years, Catholic doctrine proclaimed that the "Jews killed Christ." It is not just Pope Pius that bears the guilt for paving the way for the Shoah, it is centuries of Catholic anti-semitism.
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from the article: Pope Benedict: Nazi-era pope saved more Jews than anyone else