In relation with beatification of Pios Xll, I have read many opinions, in the sense that this is an internal matter of the catholic church. If the church had not such big influence in the world, it could be true. But the opinion of the pope is very important, and if he had spoken agaist the holocaust, he could have saved many lives.
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from the article: Why has Pope Benedict chosen now to beatify Nazi-era pontiff?